Company spokesperson Mike Heatwole confirmed that Pebble set up two camps in mid-July to map wetlands in the Koktuli drainage to meet the Corps’ new mitigation requirement.
Hecla Greens Creek Mine hopes to expand its tailings and waste rock storage by about 5 million cubic yards. A 45-day period for the public to examine and comment on the plan began Oct. 9.
Supporters say Ballot Measure 1 would fix Alaska’s oil tax law and fill the state’s deficit. But those opposed argue it would lead to less investment in Alaska and jeopardize the state’s economy.
In races for the Alaska Legislature, the five candidates who raised the most between early August and early October were all Democrats or independents running for seats held by Republicans.
Congressman Don Young said he thinks the state should be the one deciding whether or not the mine goes forward.
This week Gov. Dunleavy rejected calls to condemn Pebble and stop his administration’s work on it.
Miners unable to travel to their leases and claims because of COVID-19 can apply for a one-year extension to pay the state.
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan says his newly proclaimed opposition to the Pebble Mine will endure, no matter how the company plans to compensate for the environmental damage the project would cause.
Two legislative leaders wrote the governor Tuesday saying the state shouldn’t provide land for a mitigation plan that mine developers hope will win them a federal permit.
A former Juneau mayor and retired high school government teacher found himself on the other side of this issue from his former student, who’s campaigning for the bond package.