Epa head, pebble ceo meet: epa administrator scott pruitt meets with the ceo of pebble mine may 1, 2017 10:36am et email sent directing withdrawal: without consulting agency staff, epa headquarters sends an email to staff that says, in part, we have been directed by the administrator to withdraw [the proposed protections], in. The pebble mine is too toxic even for the trump administration in a stunning reversal, the us environmental protection agency said it is suspending its effort to reverse an obama-era plan to restrict mining in bristol bay, alaska based on a controversial mine project's risks to the region's important salmon fisheries and natural resources. How can the answer be improved. Pebble mine would be an open pit about two miles long and 528 meters (1,700 feet) deep. Tim sohn reports on alaska’s pebble mine, a contentious proposal that, after more than a decade in limbo, could move forward under president donald trump.
Pebble is a world-class deposit with the potential to employ generations we’ll talk about employment and the economy of the region elsewhere on the site, but suffice it to say that in alaska, mining offers some of the best-paying jobs going. Pebble mine is arguably the most publicized, criticized, and hotly debated mining proposal in modern american history in the summer of 2014, the epa proposed restrictions under the clean water act that essentially shuttered the possibility of. Kennecott copper mine - the pebble mine will be 3 times as large (photo courtesy of per-hampus stålhandske. The proposed pebble mine is a direct threat to those jobs, and the pacific northwest economy, which is why the agency recommended that common-sense restrictions be. The us environmental protection agency is maintaining restrictions on the pebble mine in southwest alaska, an unexpected reversal of what had been strong trump administration support for one of the world’s biggest mining projects.
What is the pebble mine right now, it’s an idea an idea that could help power our nation’s green energy initiatives an idea that could bring jobs and infrastructure to southwest alaska, helping families remain in their villages and thrive. Pebble mine is the common name of a mineral exploration project investigating a very large porphyry copper, gold, and molybdenum mineral deposit in the bristol bay region of southwest alaska, near lake iliamna and lake clark.
In july 2014, epa region 10 initiated a process to protect one of the world’s most valuable salmon fisheries, in bristol bay, alaska, from the risks posed by a mine at the pebble. The proposed future site of the pebble mine is a desolate stretch of alaska’s southwestern coastal plain, just north of bristol bay. Pebble mine opponents hoped to cripple the project with measure 4, which would have strictly limited the pollutants that metal mines could discharge into streams and.
The fight over the proposed pebble mine in southern alaska is a harbinger: global copper demand is expected to grow dramatically. The would-be developer of the widely opposed pebble mine copper and gold project in salmon-rich southwestern alaska announced on thursday it. To the editor:bristol bay in alaska is home to the world's largest wild salmon fishery this fishery is being threatened by a proposal to build an open pit gold and copper mine.
Epa struck a backroom deal with the mining industry that paves the way for the disastrous pebble mine sign the petition to stop this gold and copper mine and save alaska’s bristol bay.
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 pebble consists of two contiguous deposits. Pebble limited partnership, the company proposing the mine in bristol bay, must clear a “high bar” to have its applications approved, mr pruitt added the case stretches back to 2014, when the obama administration issued an opinion that the pebble mine could do serious damage to bristol bay. Before pulling out of the pebble mine project last week, anglo american, one of the world’s biggest mining companies, had invested six years and at least $541 million—in a partnership with vancouver-based northern dynasty minerals—to develop the site in southwestern alaska. Exploratory drilling at pebble mine first came about in 2002, when northern dynasty minerals, a small canadian company, proposed the project on 186 square miles of alaska state land for which it held the mineral rights lacking mining experience of its own, northern dynasty sought help. The surprise decision by the environmental protection agency (epa) to reverse course on consideration of a precious minerals mine in alaska has left supporters and opponents of the project scrambling to figure out what comes next.