30 January 2012
In Pebble news this week, KDLG radio's Mike Mason interviews Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) spokesman Mike Heatwole about the impending release of PLP's 20,000+ page Environmental Baseline Document. The document, which includes reports from over 40 firms that conducted research in the Pebble deposit area, will be available online later this week at www.pebbleresearch.com.
27 January 2012
The Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) has scheduled four days of "Agency Meetings" to provide an overview of its Pebble Project Environmental Baseline Studies. Meetings start Tuesday, January 31 and will go through Friday, February 3. The long-awaited Environmental Baseline Document is described by PLP as the "cornerstone" of the permitting process for the Pebble Mine development. It includes thousands of pages of environmental data collected in the Bristol Bay area since 2004, on topics such as climate, hydrology, vegetation and wetlands, fish habitat and marine wildlife.
To join the web cast, follow the links below, made available by PLP.
25 January 2012
Admission to the event is free and open to the public. Location: Fisheries 102
24 January 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expected to publish a call for public input on potential peer reviewers for its draft Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment in mid-January. That date has been pushed back. According to EPA, publication in the Federal Register is at least "one to two weeks away." Nominations received from the public at that time will go to an independent third party outside of EPA.
PebbleWatch will publish a link to the document when it becomes available.