Tag Archives: Pebble Mine

Alaska Fisheries Report — Feb. 27, 2020

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Southeast crabbers are on the grounds fishing for Tanner crab, plus there’s a small golden king crab fishery taking place at the same time. Halibut catch limits are slashed in all but one region—the Western Gulf of Alaska. Emails between the Pebble Partnership and Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy show the partnership was concerned about the survival of the controversial gold …

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Alaska Fisheries Report — July 4, 2019

  The deadline for comments on the Pebble Mine Draft Environmental Impact Statement has closed. More than 91,000 comments were received, including that of the EPA, which found fault with the EIS. The agency says the draft report likely underestimates the risks the mine poses. Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy did some serious red-inking to the state’s budget, including cuts to …

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Alaska Fisheries Report — June 20, 2019

The US House approved a federal spending bill that would sideline permitting for the Pebble Mine. It passed, but don’t hold your breath. That amendment isn’t likely to even come up in the Republican-controlled Senate.  A delegation from the EPA visited Dillingham to talk to fishermen and the community.  Petersburg fishermen head out to fish Bristol Bay—900 miles from home. …

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Kodiak City Council approves draft budget and a letter opposing Pebble Mine Environmental Impact Statement

City says the Environmental Impact Statement for Pebble Mine poses “more questions than it provides answers.” Letter says it needs more information, analysis and forecasting on fishery impacts–from construction to operation, to worst-case scenarios. Letter also states the potential to harm the ‘Alaska Brand’ would cause all fisheries to suffer if something bad happens to Bristol Bay’s fish.   Photo …

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Alaska Fisheries Report – Nov 16, 2017

Coming up on this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report, the state is taking a lead in the global market as far as salmon prices go. And the Trump administration is looking at a decision that could change the future of the Pebble Mine. We had help from the Alaska Energy Desk’s Elizabeth Harball in Anchorage, KUCB’s Laura Kraegel in Unalaska, and …

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Stevens Expresses Concerns to EPA Over Bristol Bay Mining

Jay Barrett/KMXT Kodiak Senator Gary Stevens was in Dillingham last week for a hearing by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on its Draft Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment concerning the potential effects of large scale mining in Bristol Bay. He said the testimony there was different than that heard in Anchorage the day before. The public comment period on the EPA’s …

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