It was a momentous year for people who have fought for and against the proposed Pebble Mine.
The suit alleges Northern Dynasty misled the public and violated the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. That act is aimed at promoting greater transparency and requires that companies disclose relevant financial information.
For opponents of the project, the Army Corps’ decision released a wave of relief. For those who backed the project, the decision comes as a harsh blow.
Pebble Limited Partnership says it’s not giving up on the project, which would have been one of North America’s largest open-pit mines.
Text messages and meeting notes show that behind the scenes, leaders of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources have been collaborating with Pebble to create the final piece of Pebble’s application.
The Marine Mammal Commission estimated that 1,300 belugas were in Cook Inlet in 1972. Now there are fewer than 269 whales left.
Murkowski’s Pebble passage reiterates that the Army Corps of Engineers has determined the mine can’t be permitted as proposed.
The environmental group that captured Pebble Mine executives bragging about their sway over Alaska’s senators and governor have released new footage from those secretly recorded sessions.
Pruitt, who’s served in the Legislature for a decade, faces a rematch against Democrat Liz Snyder, who came within 200 votes of beating him two years ago.
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.