Pebble Mine in the News: September 1

To help keep readers up-to-date, Pebble Watch offers regular roundups of news articles related to the proposed Pebble Mine:

“Proposed Pebble gold mine faces long, difficult journey” (August 31, 2011 – Alaska Dispatch)
Mining in Alaska isn’t as easy as it used to be. Old mines of Alaska lore like the fabled Kennecott copper mine near McCarthy did not face a maze of federal and state regulation. There was no Environmental Protection Agency back in the early 1900s, when Kennecott Minerals Co. mined and milled some 4 million tons of copper ore worth more than $4.5 billion in 2011 dollars. Read the entire article at Alaska

“Northern Dynasty puts stake in Pebble prospect up for sale” (August 31, 2011 – Anchorage Daily News)
A mining company with a 50 percent interest in a huge copper and gold deposit where hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on exploration is trying to find a buyer for the contentious project. Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. CEO Ron Thiessen said the Vancouver-based company is considered a junior mining company. What the Pebble Mine project needs is a mega-mining company to step in and help move the project forward, he said. Read the entire article in the Anchorage Daily News.