EPA Matters

On July 18th, the EPA opened a 60-day public comment period soliciting input about their intention to preemptively place restrictions on development of a mine at Pebble – before a single permit has been sought for the project. The EPA’s actions, a first in the 43-year history of the Clean Water Act, amount to a de facto veto of a mine at Pebble. Please take action now to let the EPA know their actions are not appropriate nor should anything be done by the agency at this time – other than wait for the Pebble Partnership to present a detailed mine plan, file for permits, and initiate the state and federal permitting process. The public comment window closes on September 19th, 2014.

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Economic Study

A recent economic study, authored by IHS Global Insight, shows a wide range of substantial economic impacts development of the Pebble deposit could pose for the state of Alaska and the nation. Among the many aspects of the project, the study revealed annual tax contributions to the Lake & Peninsula Borough ranging between $29 to $33 million, roughly 15,000 jobs during a conceptual 25-year production phase, and annual operating costs upwards of $1 billion.

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February 28, 2014

404 Process is Premature and Unprecedented

Tom Collier, CEO of the Pebble Limited Partnership, issued the following statement regarding today’s decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to initiate a 404c process for the Pebble Project:

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