In the news: Bristol Bay Area Plan revision

In an article published today in the Alaska Journal of Commerce, reporter Elwood Brehmer writes that some opponents of the proposed Pebble mine are dissatisfied with draft revisions the Alaska Department of Natural Resources has made to the 2005 Bristol Bay Area Plan.

Draft revisions were posted to DNR’s website on Friday, Jan. 4, and are open for public comment until April 4, 2013.

Brehmer quotes Tim Bristol of Trout Unlimited, which originally called for the state to make revisions, as saying, “We think the state has a lot more work to do to get this thing right.”

And Tom Tilden, chief of the Curyung Tribal Council, is quoted advising DNR to hold public meetings on the issue ahead of the public comment deadline.

Read the entire article.

Read more about the draft revision and public comment opportunity.