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The EPA’s decision about the prudence of developing the Pebble Mine or any other mine in the area of Bristol Bay is in–see this link. This blog (I/me) has been a consistent critic of the idea of developing the Pebble Mine.  In short, I cannot see how a mine could be developed in such an environment without unacceptable impact. (more…)

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The report by the peer review group brought together to review  the EPA report on Bristol Bay and the potential impacts thereon from the Pebble Mine (or other mines that may be developed in the area) is out.  (more…)

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More “expert” comments from the EPA Bristol Bay Peer Reviewers as culled from recent news reports.  None are particularly insightful or grammatical.  One even uses near-profanity: hogwash.  Now that is a nice term, more common in Iowa than Alaska.  Certainly, it is more acceptable in polite circles than the equivalent from Montana or other beef-producing places.  Or even from urban areas plagued by increasing populations and decreasing funds to deal with the ultimate human wastes.  (more…)

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Back to the Pebble Mine.   Back to the eternal debate.  Getting dull, yet ever fascinating.  For the fate of this proposed mine will make mining history.  If the mine does not go ahead because of opposition, all other anti-mining groups will be vitalized to oppose and stop many more proposed mines.  If the mine goes ahead, it will have to do conservative things in such a way that future mines will face an added, expensive burden to replicate. (more…)

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The draft report by the EPA on potential mining impacts on Bristol Bay by the Pebble Mine or any of the other seven potential mines in that part of Alaska is published.  Here is a link to one report thereon—there are hundreds of news items, so maybe look for others as well if the topic interests you. (more…)

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To end the week, a link to a posting attacking the 1872 Mining Law.  This is kind of an old topic and one that is opposed by powerful forces in the mining industry.  Nonetheless, here is part of the most recent attack: (more…)

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