News Roundup: November 2014

Recent news related to the proposed Pebble mine includes election-related coverage and a new lawsuit brought against the EPA by the Pebble Partnership.

Alaska mine project splits major state industries (Associated Press, Nov. 1, 2014)

This Associated Press article by Nicholas Riccardi says the Pebble mine project “embodies the paradoxes of Alaska politics,” and describes how support or opposition to the project could affect political candidates at the ballot box on Tuesday.

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Pebble Partnership sues EPA over contacts with environmentalists (KTUU, Oct. 22, 2014)

Pebble Partnership (PLP) is suing EPA again, reports KTUU news, this time to force the agency to hand over thousands of pages of emails that PLP says will prove EPA collaborated with environmentalists to limit development at the Pebble deposit.

Pebble mine row revives classic split in the Last Frontier (Al Jazeera, October 17, 2014)

Al Jazeera News featured a five-part series on Alaska political issues, including a piece on the proposed Pebble mine. The article gives background on the issue, and covers Ballot Measure 4, the “Bristol Bay Forever” initiative that would require the Alaska State Legislature to approve the mine if it were to be permitted.

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