News Roundup: October 2016

“Where Water is Gold” Book ReviewAlaska Dispatch News, October 1, 2016

Alaskan author Nancy Lord reviews Carl Johnson’s new photo essay book, Where Water is Gold: Life and Livelihood in Alaska’s Bristol Bay. Johnson’s quest, five years in the making, writes Lord, “ was to explore the Bristol Bay region and present it — both its natural environment and people — as a unique and highly valuable place that needs our concern and protection.

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Northern Dynasty/Pebble Partnership Cap Legal Costs to Conclude Litigation with US EPAJunior Mining Network, September 29, 2016

According to a press release, Northern Dynasty Minerals/Pebble Limited Partnership and its legal representative Steptoe and Johnson LLP, have agreed to cap litigation costs at $1 million, to ensure an outcome in the ongoing legal battle with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. They expect the court to adjudicate the issues by January 2017.

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Read more: “Breaking the impasse,” Petroleum News, October 9, 2016

World Conservation Congress endorses Bristol Bay ProtectionsCordova Times, September 1, 2016

A group of conservationists from around the world voted to call on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to support efforts to prevent large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay watershed. The motion was approved along with 104 other motions related to world-wide conservation efforts.

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Read more: “Conservationists Support Natives in Protection of Bristol Bay,” Indian Country Today, October 6, 2016

Read the motion.