News roundup: April 1, 2015

Judge allows for subpoena in Pebble lawsuit (Alaska Dispatch News – March 31, 2015)

Judge H. Russel Holland ruled Monday that Pebble Limited Partnership can subpoena Alaska Communications to preserve emails between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and an attorney who has represented Pebble critics.

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Pebble hires Cohen group to conduct review of EPA actions in Bristol Bay (KDLG radio – March 24, 2015)

KDLG’s Dave Bendinger interviews Mike Heatwole, spokesperson for Pebble Limited Partnership, and Alannah Hurley, executive director of the United Tribes of Bristol Bay, about Pebble’s decision to hire a consulting group to review whether EPA was fair in moving forward with the 404(c) process to protect the Bristol Bay fishery.

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Pedro Bay Corporation takes official position against Pebble mine (Pedro Bay Corporation – March 23, 2015)

Citing “unquantifiable impacts” that a transportation corridor between a deep water port and the Pebble deposit could have on its lands, the Pedro Bay Corporation Board of Directors has taken a position against development of the mine. According to an official press release, Pedro Bay Corporation has analyzed the positive and negative impacts the development would likely have on its land holdings for more than a decade. The board unanimously voted that the Pebble Limited Partnership does not meet its standards for responsible development.

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