“Bristol Bay Forever” is a public initiative that voters approved in November 2014. It requires legislative approval in order to develop a large-scale metallic sulfide mine within the Bristol Bay Fisheries Reserve. Opponents … Continued
One-hour webinars offer introduction to the EPA 404(c) process and its Proposed Determination for the Pebble Deposit area in Bristol Bay, Alaska
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has received roughly 130,000 public comments on the Proposed Determination it released last month. This is in addition to testimony from nearly 300 … Continued
Alaska Common Ground is sponsoring a series of free forums on issues appearing on the August and November ballots, including the Bristol Bay Forever Initiative. On Wednesday, August 13, from … Continued
EPA hearings and pro/con positions on the Bristol Bay Forever initiative take place this week.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is currently receiving public comments on its Proposed Determination for restrictions at the Pebble deposit site in Bristol Bay. Public meetings are coming up August … Continued
“Common sense standards” or a”blueprint” for impeding national economic development? Reactions to EPA’s Bristol Bay restrictions vary.
Document open for public comment through September 19, 2014.
Much of the recent news related to the proposed Pebble mine has to do with a lawsuit Pebble Limited Partnership is pursuing against the EPA and its use of Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act to protect Bristol Bay.