Offsetting a project’s potential impacts to wetlands usually means restoring or protecting wetlands that serve the same purpose as those being altered or destroyed by development. But Pebble is proposing to do something different.
“Asking the governor to shill for them, right? It’s extraordinary,” Heimer said. “The governor is giving a sales pitch, on behalf of a foreign mining corporation.”
The new timeline came out of six days of technical meetings with other agencies cooperating on the environmental review.
Governor’s office says it’s common practice to get “briefing materials” on particular projects.
Nushagak and Mulchatna could soon be a star and exoplanet 255 light-years away.
Alaska Congressman Don Young made it clear he didn’t think much of the hearing. He said he’s neither for nor against the Pebble Mine, but he believes in science-based decision-making.
Washington D.C.-based Earthworks accuses Northern Dynasty Minerals of illegal communication and stock trading.
This time, the plaintiffs are 14 environmental groups, including the Sierra Club and Trout Unlimited.
A coalition of groups is challenging EPA’s decision to throw out what some saw as a “preemptive veto” of the proposed copper and gold mine.
Officially, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy is neutral on the Pebble Mine. But a letter he wrote to a potential investor in the controversial project calls his neutrality into question.