Pebble news: November 8, 2011

Recent Pebble Mine news includes updates and reactions to the “Save Our Salmon” initiative, and an interview with Fred Parady, the new executive director for the Alaska Miners’ Association. “Will lawsuits against anti-Pebble Mine initiative be consolidated?” (November 7, 2011 – Alaska Disapatch)
The “Save Our Salmon” initiative passed in the Lake and Peninsula Borough last month, but the Pebble Limited Partnership and the State of Alaska are both suing to stop it from going into effect. This article notes that the Lake and Peninsula Borough is asking for those cases to be consolidated. Read the entire article at Alaska Dispatch.

“Northern Dynasty CEO blasts anti-Pebble measure” (November 3, 2011 – Canadian Business)
This Becky Bohrer article quotes from a Northern Dynasty Minerals news release about the recent “Save Our Salmon” initiative. Among other statements, Thiessen said that the measure would have “disastrous consequences for southwest Alaska.”
Read the entire article in Canadian Business.Read the news release at Northern Dynasty Minerals.

“Alaska Miners’ new leader brings wealth of experience” (November 6, 2011 – Alaska Journal of Commerce)
Alaska Miners’ Association has hired a new executive director, Fred Parady, who had a 30-year career in mining before moving to Alaska in 2007. Reporter Andrew Jensen interviewed Parady, who offered his take on the Pebble Mine debate.
Read the entire article in the Alaska Journal of Commerce.