Learn more with these resources
The Pebble Watch team has pulled together a number of resources to help you understand even more about the proposed Pebble project.
Please note that these links are provided solely as an educational and informational service for Pebble Watch readers and do not constitute endorsement or approval of any organization, program, or point of view. BBNC and Pebble Watch are not responsible for the content of individual organization web pages found at such links.
U.S. Army Corps Pebble Permitting
On November 24, 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a Record of Decision on the Pebble project. Subsequently, the agency retired the website associated with the permitting process for the Pebble project. PebbleWatch had linked extensively to this site as a primary source for documentation on the project and permitting process. On this page, we provide access to relevant documents that were housed at the Corps’ previous site.
Pebble Watch has developed a series of fact sheets related to topics addressed during the environmental review of the proposed Pebble mine, related regulatory actions, and additional topics.
Your guide to the Draft EIS and public comment
As part of the permitting process for the Pebble mine, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has published a Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The deadline for public comment on this document is July 1, 2019.
Submit your comments at the Pebble Project EIS website.
See comments that have already been submitted.
Days left to submit your public comment
Your guide to EPA’s public comment period
- The EPA has proposed to withdraw its Proposed Determination, published in 2014 stipulating restrictions for large-scale mining at the Pebble deposit in Bristol Bay.
- Public comments are due by 10/17/2017 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time.
Learn more about the EPA’s proposal.
Pebble Watch regularly publishes an electronic newsletter, highlighting recent developments and items of interest.
Local, state and national decision-making can be influenced by everyday citizens.
- Find an Alaska State legislative office near you.
- Alaska State Public Opinion Message System
- Alaska Governor Bill Walker
The permitting process typically takes about 3 years, and requires dozens of local, state and national permits. However, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced in early 2018 an aggressive 24-month timeline for achieving a Record of Decision on the proposed Pebble mine.
To understand environmental impacts from mine development, look to the science.
The Bristol Bay Region is comprised of 34 million acres of land and 6 million acres of water.
Local, state and federal regulations and legislation may affect the development of Pebble mine.
Several legal cases have been heard related to exploration and development of the Pebble prospect.
- PLP vs. EPA: an update
- Report questions economics of Pebble project – rebuttal and potential lawsuits follow