News Roundup: September 30, 2013

Why Anglo American walked away from the Pebble mine gold deposit

In this Business Week article, Brad Wieners tries to get at the heart of the reason Anglo American is withdrawing from the Pebble project, asking if the “No Dirty Gold” campaign could have affected Anglo’s decision.

Read the story.

Laine Welch: Parnell says a decision on Chuitna mine still a ways off (Anchorage Daily News)

Laine Welch reported on a recent interview with Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell, who responded to a question about what the Anglo American decision means for other investors. He is quoted as saying, “I cannot invest time and effort on a Pebble-permitting process when there isn’t a company to come forward.”

Read more here.

More potentially big, good news for Bristol Bay (Hatch magazine)

The online fly fishing magazine Hatch reports that EPA Chief Administrator Gina McCarthy was the keynote speaker last week at Trout Unlimited’s annual membership meeting. During her address, McCarthy reportedly said that EPA is going to “follow the science” before taking a position on development in Bristol Bay, but that it is EPA’s job to ensure development does not impact the sockeye salmon fishery.

Read the story.

In Pebble mine project, Alaskan villages see peril, promise (Anchorage Daily News)

In an Anchorage Daily News story picked up from Oregon to Miami, reporter Sean Cockerham focuses on the people of Iliamna and Dillingham, Alaska and what they think of the Pebble project.

Read the story in the Bend Bulletin.