News Roundup: March 3, 2017

Read the latest news related to development of the proposed Pebble mine.

Alaska’s Pebble Mine and the Legend of Trump’s Gold, The New Yorker, March 2, 2017

Tim Sohn writes about Northern Dynasty’s recent ups and downs, including the February 14 Kerrisdale Capital Management report that negatively affected the company’s stock value. Sohn has covered Bristol Bay and the proposed Pebble mine for Outside Magazine and The New Yorker since 2009. For this article, he interviews Sean Magee (Northern Dynasty), Sahm Adrangi (Kerrisdale), as well as Tim Bristol (SalmonState) and Alannah Hurley (United Tribes of Bristol Bay).

Anti-Pebble, pro-Trump millionaire to meet with president, E&E News, March 2, 2017

An opponent of the proposed Pebble mine, Bob Gillam, is meeting with President Trump at the Mar-a-Lago Resort in Florida. Gillam, who owns a private fishing lodge in Bristol Bay, was a classmate of Trump’s in the late 1960s at Wharton school of business.

House Science Democrats ask EPA to keep 404(c) determination against Pebble, KDLG, March 1, 2017

Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) is the ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, which has held multiple hearings on the EPA’s efforts to limit large-scale mining activity in Bristol Bay. Congresswoman Johnson supports the EPA’s efforts and delineated her points in a letter to new EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. Committee Chair Lamar Smith (R-Texas) also sent Pruitt a letter, although his asked that proposed EPA restrictions be rescinded.

House Resources Committee hears from United Tribes of Bristol Bay about Pebble, KDLG, February 28, 2017

The House Resources Committee recently heard from representatives of the advocacy group United Tribes of Bristol Bay about its allegations that Pebble developers have not cleaned up well enough after mining exploration activities at the site of the Pebble deposit.