Pebble news roundup: Science conference features day-long Pebble discussion

Recent Pebble news includes articles related to science, investing and politics:

“Science minds swarm Dillingham” (March 23, 2012) – Bristol Bay Times
The 5th Annual Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference begins Wednesday, March 28, reports the Bristol Bay Times. Its March 31 sessions are devoted to discussion of data and information relevant to the Pebble mine. According to the article, Dillingham residents may sit in on sessions for free.

Read the entire story in the Bristol Bay Times.

Freeport-McMoRan: Copper Glut Will Hurt Profitability” (March 25, 2012) – Seeking Alpha
This article focuses on Freeport-McMoran, the world’s largest publicly traded mining company. It includes analysis of how various mining ventures, including the Pebble project, could be affected by a potential glut of copper in the world market.

Read the entire story in Seeking Alpha, a website for stock market opinion and analysis.

Bristol Bay Native Corp. leaders oppose Pebble” (March 21, 2012) – Homer News
Pat Forgey reports on an informal meeting in Juneau during which Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) CEO Jason Metrokin spoke to most of the Senate’s top leaders. Metrokin explained BBNC’s  position against development of Pebble mine, noting that, “The majority of registered voters in our state are opposed to this particular project, while at the same time they support other development around the state.”

Read the entire story in the Homer News.