April 2012

28 April 2012

Pebble Limited Partnership EBD presentation - Togiak

The Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) is presenting information about its Environmental Baseline Data (EBD) at several meetings in Bristol Bay. A water and fish consultant will be present at each of the Regional meetings to present on their disciplines.

Time: 12-3 pm

Location: Togiak Traditional Building

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27 April 2012

Pebble Watch Explores: Wetlands

Pebble Watch has posted a new fact sheet on Wetlands in its Pebble Watch Explores series. It offers a brief overview of wetlands and regulations that impact them, explains how they are related to potential development of Pebble mine, and includes relevant details from the Pebble Partnership's Environmental Baseline Document.

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27 April 2012

Wetlands

Pebble Watch Explores Wetlands in this fact sheet, with an overview of what wetlands are, how they relate to mining and permitting, and what steps are typically taken to assess the importance of a particular wetland.

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27 April 2012

Pebble Limited Partnership EBD presentation - Manokotak

The Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) is presenting information about its Environmental Baseline Data (EBD) at several meetings in Bristol Bay. A water and fish consultant will be present at each of the Regional meetings to present on their disciplines.

Time: 5-8 pm

Location: Manakotak school

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25 April 2012

Pebble Limited Partnership EBD presentation - Naknek

The Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) is presenting information about its Environmental Baseline Data (EBD) at several meetings in Bristol Bay. A water and fish consultant will be present at each of the Regional meetings to present on their disciplines.Residents of Naknek, King Salmon, South Naknek, Portage Creek, Clarks Point, Egegik are invited.

Time: 11 am - 2 pm

Location: Bristol Bay Auditorium

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Pebble mine news roundup: April 25

Recent Pebble mine news includes a story about Alaskans who met with Anglo-American officers in London recently, as well as comments from Rio Tinto CEO Tom Albanese stating his preference for developing Pebble as an underground mine.

"Bristol Bay fisheries advocates speak with London-based mining firms" (April 20, 2012 - The Cordova Times)
A group of Alaskans concerned about how development of the Pebble mine prospect might jeopardize the Bristol Bay salmon fishery met for private talks in London recently with officers of Anglo-American PLC, a major partner in the Pebble venture. Meetings included members of the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Board (BBNC) and members of Nunamta Aulukestai ("Caretakers of Our Land"), which represents nine Alaska Native villages in the Bristol Bay region. Also in London for the Anglo-American annual stockholders meeting were members of three Alaska Native corporations that support the proposed mine.

Read the entire article in The Cordova Times.

"Rio Tinto CEO: No interest in Pebble Project As An Open Pit Mine" (April 19, 2012 - Fox Business News)
The Chief Executive Officer of Rio Tinto PLC said he opposes the idea of developing the Pebble project as an open-pit mine. Rio Tinto owns a 19.6 percent share of Northern Dynasty Minerals, a 50% member of the Pebble Limited Partnership, which seeks to develop the Pebble prospect. "I'm interested in looking at it from an underground perspective. I have no interest in looking at it from an overground perspective," Rio Tinto CEO Tom Albanese told shareholders at his company's recent annual meeting in London. Albanese also was quoted as saying, "An open pit mine is not the way to go...in my opinion."

Read the entire article at Fox Business News.

 

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24 April 2012

Pebble Limited Partnership EBD presentation - Levelock

The Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) is presenting information about its Environmental Baseline Data (EBD) at several meetings in Bristol Bay. A water and fish consultant will be present at each of the Regional meetings to present on their disciplines.

Time: 11 am - 2 pm

 

 

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19 April 2012

Pebble Watch newsletter for April 2012

The April 2012 issue of  Pebble Watch's Give and Take newsletter will arrive in mailboxes soon: until then, you can preview it online here. This issue focuses on public input - why it's important and how you can join the conversation. The printed version also includes an insert to Pebble Watch Explores: Environmental Baseline Document.

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September 2011

Give and Take 0911

The Pebble Watch team has developed a new publication that provides educational content for both youth and elders. The supplement, which we're calling Pebble Watch Give and Take, offers articles, games, and interactive opportunities for readers to participate in a conversation about the culture of Bristol Bay and responsible resource development.

The first issue of Pebble Watch Give and Take was included as an insert to the Bristol Bay Native Corporation newsletter, mailed to shareholders last week. Readers can also access it online.

Highlights from our first issue:

  • What do you know about the importance of biodiversity in Bristol Bay? Read all about it.
  • How many different ways can you think of to say "chum" salmon? Take our quiz.
  • Have you ever made King Salmon Tail Akutaq? Try the recipe.
  • What colors are the five different kinds of salmon found in Bristol Bay? Show off your artistic ability with a cool coloring page.

Check it out and let us know what you think!

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December 2011

dec2012newsimageThis issue of Pebble Watch focuses on a frequently asked question using documents currently available for readers to examine online. These include Northern Dynasty Minerals' 2011 Preliminary Assessment and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's draft conceptual diagrams prepared for its ongoing Bristol Bay watershed assessment. Pebble Watch also explores a question the EPA is asking during the watershed assessment: "Is the Bristol Bay salmon fishery the world-class fishery it is depicted to be?"

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