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About EPA's Decision Not to Withdraw Proposed Clean Water Act ...

Summary. In 2014, EPA issued a Clean Water Act Section 404(c) Proposed Determination that would, if finalized, restrict the discharge of dredged or fill material in the Bristol Bay watershed related to mining the Pebble copper and gold deposit.

Everything Old Is New Again: Bristol Bay and the Pebble Mine

The start of a Bristol Bay fishing season is always an enervating mix of excitement and uncertainty, but for the past decade-plus, a larger uncertainty has loomed: the proposed, but still theoretical, Pebble Mine, a massive open pit mine that would sit near the headwaters of Bristol Bay's river systems…

Bristol Bay: EPA's Scott Pruitt met with mining CEO - CNN

Within hours of meeting with a mining company CEO, the head of the US Environmental Protection Agency directed his staff to reverse protections

Saving Bristol Bay and the Local Way of Life | American Rivers

The fight to protect Alaska's Bristol Bay continues. While the public has shown their dedication and support to help, current federal administrations continue to push the mining project forward. This guest blog was written by Jenny Weis with Trout Unlimited. It is a part of our blog series on ...

Bristol Bay | US EPA

Information about EPA's efforts to study and protect the Bristol Bay fishery from potential impacts of large-scale mining operations.

Pebble Project – Div. of Mining, Land, and Water

The Pebble Project is a copper-gold-molybdenum porphyry deposit in the advanced exploration stage. The project is located on state land in the Bristol Bay Region of southwest Alaska, approximately 17 miles northwest of the community of Iliamna.

Get the facts — Save Bristol Bay

For nearly a decade, we have fought to protect Bristol Bay from the proposed Pebble mine. As wild salmon populations decline globally, Bristol Bay's prolific wild salmon runs and the economies they support make it a place of international importance.

Crushing Alaska's Pebble Mine | NRDC

So after a decade of reckless plans to rip apart Bristol Bay's ecosystem, the Pebble Mine project is hanging on by a thread. But the coalition remains vigilant.

Alaska gold mine project that would ruin American salmon ...

A 15-year fight to mine for gold along Alaska's pristine Bristol Bay might have just ended — with a whimper. Canadian mining firm Northern Dynasty Minerals has been a hot topic in investment ...

BRISTOL BAY: Trump EPA makes way for contentious Alaska mine ...

U.S. EPA today cleared a path for the Pebble mine to begin the permitting process, promising to scrap the Obama administration's proposed restrictions on the southwestern Alaska project.

Protect Bristol Bay | Environmental Action

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to build a large gold and copper mine in the pristine Bristol Bay region of Alaska—home to the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world. The proposed Pebble Mine project would include a dirty open-pit mine, a 188-mile natural gas pipeline, roads for a transportation corridor—including 18 miles ...

Larsen to Obama: Stop Development of Bristol Bay Mining ...

WASHINGTON—Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, today urged President Obama to prevent the development of mining projects in Bristol Bay, Alaska, that would threaten the Washington state fishing industry.

Alaska Bristol Bay Mining Ban, Ballot Measure 4 (2014 ...

The Alaska Bristol Bay Mining Ban Question, Ballot Measure 4 was on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Alaska as an initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure was designed to give the legislature the power to prohibit mining projects in Bristol Bay if legislators determine the activity to be harmful to wild salmon within the fisheries reserve.

First Quantum Minerals Abandons Pebble Mine | NRDC

In the latest departure from the proposed Pebble Mine project near Bristol Bay, Alaska, First Quantum Minerals announced today it will terminate its agreement to invest in the dangerous mining ...

This Mine Threatens America's Largest Wild Salmon Run ...

July 4 marks the peak of the largest, most valuable wild salmon run left in America. The sockeye salmon migration into Bristol Bay, Alaska, can exceed 40 million fish.

Bristol Bay braces for long awaited Pebble Mine plans ...

Bristol Bay braces for long awaited Pebble Mine plans. By Dave ... company's estimates about the size and scope of the project, and what it will mean for nearby communities. ... the Bristol Bay ...

Reversing Obama, Trump EPA reaches deal with Pebble mine ...

Bristol Bay Native Corp. was one of several Native organizations that went to the EPA for help stopping the mine, which led to the agency's proposed determination that the mine could not likely be ...

Alaska's Pebble Mine: Fish Versus Gold - Yale E360

With the support of Gov. Sarah Palin, mining interests have defeated an Alaska ballot measure that could have blocked a huge proposed mining project. Now, plans are moving forward to exploit the massive gold and copper deposit at Bristol Bay, home of one of the world's greatest salmon runs.

Battle Over Alaska's Bristol Bay Pits Salmon Against Gold

Workers operate a test drill at the Pebble mine project test in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska near the village of Iliamma, Alaska, in 2007. AL Grillo / AP file

Bristol Bay, not Pebble Mine, is the sound investment ...

The Pebble Mine, a vast gold and copper mine proposed in the headwaters of southwest Alaska's Bristol Bay, is the type of project that runs counter to sustainable economic growth.

Save Bristol Bay

Save Bristol Bay is an effort to protect Bristol Bay from the Pebble Mine and future mining proposals that threaten this pristine wilderness.

Alaska's Bristol Bay mine project: Ground zero for the next ...

The Bristol Bay project would rank as the largest mine in North America if constructed and could eventually produce 80 billion pounds of copper, 107 million ounces of gold and 5.6 billion pounds ...

Trump's EPA stabs Alaskans in the back with mining reversal

Plans to mine alongside Alaska's pristine Bristol Bay, where half the world's salmon are fished, had appeared dead in the water in recent years.

Alaska's Pebble Mine and the Legend of Trump's Gold | The New ...

In the past decade, the company has advanced plans to excavate an immense open-pit mine, the Pebble Mine, right near the headwaters of some of Bristol Bay's major salmon rivers.

Opponents of Alaska's Bristol Bay gold mine continue their ...

Opponents of the development of the world's largest gold mine, in Alaska's Bristol Bay, have said they will continue to fight the project. A spokesman for indigenous Alaskans said there is still a ...