The new investor signed an agreement for even greater potential investment over a two-year period — up to $60 million in total.
No one was at the site when the fire burned through the area.
To help Alaskans sort through dozens of candidates, Alaska Public Media is asking each where they stand on the issues.
The EPA said mining the Pebble deposit would result in unacceptable loss of salmon habitat, both at the site and further downstream.
The EPA announced the proposed ban Wednesday morning, using its authority under a section of the Clean Water Act.
The FBI raided the Homer man’s house after investigators mistook his wife for a Capitol rioter.
EPA sent a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers, the chief executive of Pebble Limited Partnership, the state Department of Natural Resources, and Chuchuna Minerals Company announcing its plan. It says EPA still has reason to believe that the discharge of materials from the proposed mine could lead to “unacceptable adverse effects on important fishery areas.”
Almost 800,000 people voted this year as their favorite bears at Katmai National Park packed on the pounds for winter — over 100,000 more voters than last year.
The EPA announced it will resume the process that could result in blocking the proposed Pebble gold mine.
As executive director, Leach was outspoken against the proposed Pebble Mine near Bristol Bay and threats posed to Southeast Alaska’s salmon runs from Canadian mines.