Pebble Mine in the News: September 19

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

“Spending ramps up as Pebble election nears” (September 18, 2011 – Anchorage Daily News)
The “Save Our Salmon” initiative comes up for a vote on the October 4 Lake and Peninsula ballot. This article provides an overview of the initiative as well as money spent on the issue. Read the entire article in the Anchorage Daily News.

“Anglo American in thick of great Alaskan Pebble mine debate (September 16, 2011 – Mining Weekly) details the Pebble mine debate, with comments from both sides, and presents examples from recent media. Author Martin Creamer includes economic, environmental, and historic factors that have been raised during the debate over whether the mine should be developed. Read the entire article at

“Wash senator intends to oppose proposed Pebble Mine if it would harm fish; asks EPA to block” (September 12, 2011 – Washington Post)
Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) has written a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in support of the agency using its authority under the Clean Water Act to restrict or prohibit large-scale development around Bristol Bay. Hundreds of Cantwell’s constituents are commercial fishermen. Washington-based seafood processors also have a dominant presence in Bristol Bay. Read the entire article in the Washington Post.