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Alaska high court: Local mining initiative unenforceable

JUNEAU - Alaska's highest court has ruled that an initiative seeking to restrict large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay region seriously impedes a regulatory process set out in state law and is unenforceable.The Alaska Supreme...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-17/alaska-high-court-local-mining-initiati
State
Local mining initiative not viable

JUNEAU - Alaska's highest court ruled Friday that an initiative seeking to restrict large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay region seriously impedes a regulatory process set out in state law and is unenforceable.The Alaska Supreme...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-20/local-mining-initiative-not-viable
Local
Judge: Parts of lawsuit vs. EPA over Pebble Mine can proceed

...involved in providing input as EPA developed its Bristol Bay watershed assessment.The assessment concluded that large-scale mining in the watershed posed significant risk to salmon. The agency later initiated a rarely used process through which...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-04/judge-parts-lawsuit-vs-epa-over-pebble-
State
Federal judge hears motion to dismiss suit over proposed Pebble Mine

...EPA, petitioned by Alaska Native tribes and others to protect Bristol Bay, initiated a review that found that large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay watershed posed significant risks to salmon and Alaska Native cultures that rely on the fish...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-29/federal-judge-hears-motion-dismiss-suit
State
Judge to hear arguments in Pebble case against EPA

...subject of a long-running public relations and legal battle.The EPA released a report last year concluding that large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay watershed posed significant risk to salmon and could adversely affect Alaska Natives in the region...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-28/judge-hear-arguments-pebble-case-agains
State
Judge to hear arguments in Pebble case

...subject of a long-running public relations and legal battleThe EPA released a report last year concluding that large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay watershed posed significant risk to salmon and could adversely affect Alaska Natives in the region...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-27/judge-hear-arguments-pebble-case
State
Empire Editorial: Mining disasters must end with Mount Polley

...concerned citizens have spoken out and resolutions have been signed. What more will it take?Meanwhile, it appears large-scale mining efforts will continue for our neighbors to the east. Imperial Metals, the company behind Mount Polley, last week...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-12/empire-editorial-mining-disasters-mus
Opinion
Mount Polley report: Two dams expected to fail every 10 years

...which has been leaching acid mine drainage into the river for decades."It's clear that B.C. is pursuing large-scale mining at all costs, regardless of the enormous risks to Alaska's downstream communities, fisheries and tourism. Today's...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-05/mount-polley-report-two-dams-expecte
Outdoors
Pebble hires firm to review EPA actions

...consulting firm to review whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency "acted fairly" in evaluating potential large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay region.Pebble Limited Partnership spokesman Mike Heatwole said Pebble hired The Cohen Group...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-25/pebble-hires-firm-review-epa-actions
State
Letter to the Editor: Strive for clean water

...Unuk River.It's tempting to despair that any effort can stop the arrogant and devastating juggernaut that is large-scale mining activity. Yes, BC is a foreign entity, but we still must urge Gov. Bill Walker to seriously engage with their...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-02-16/letter-editor-strive-clean-water
Letters

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