Scoping Comment Overview – Week 1

The public input period for scoping has been open for 5 days and there are fewer than 150 comments so far. That number is destined to grow by June 29, the deadline to submit public comments. (Donlin Gold, another mine further along in the permitting process, received more than 2,700 comments during scoping.)

Using tools at, Pebble Watch developed this graphic overview of the comments currently on the site. This gives you a visual of common terms appearing in comments so far. (Larger font size = more frequently referenced). You can view detailed comments at the EIS site, and even search for specific terms.

Note: This post has been updated to reflect an extension of the scoping period deadline from April 30 to June 29.