This Week on HSCF’s “Hunting Matters” Radio & Podcast: Nelli Williams, Alaska Director, Trout Unlimited & Tia Shoemaker, Alaskan Hunting Guide

Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) and “Hunting Matters” welcomes Nelli Williams, Alaska Director, Trout Unlimited & Tia Shoemaker, Alaskan hunting guide to talk about Pebble Mine and Bristol Bay.  Nelli WilliamsNelli is the Alaska Director for Trout Unlimited and has worked for the past 12 years on stopping the proposed Pebble Mine and securing long-term… Continue reading This Week on HSCF’s “Hunting Matters” Radio & Podcast: Nelli Williams, Alaska Director, Trout Unlimited & Tia Shoemaker, Alaskan Hunting Guide

Pebble’s Appeal Highlights Need for Lasting, Permanent Protections, EPA Veto

ANCHORAGE—The Pebble Partnership’s plea today that the Army Corps of Engineers reverse its denial of the proposed Pebble Mine’s Clean Water Act dredge and fill permit highlights the need for durable, long-term, lasting protections for the Bristol Bay region, as well as the need for an EPA veto of the proposed Pebble Mine itself.  “While… Continue reading Pebble’s Appeal Highlights Need for Lasting, Permanent Protections, EPA Veto

Statement on Senator Lisa Murkowski calling Pebble “the wrong mine in the wrong place”

ANCHORAGE—SalmonState thanks Senator Lisa Murkowski for today calling the proposed Pebble Mine “the wrong mine in the wrong place,” pledging to use the appropriations process in Congress to ensure the Bristol Bay region is protected from the proposed mine, and pledging to work on “longer-term protections for the region” during the next Congress. The organization… Continue reading Statement on Senator Lisa Murkowski calling Pebble “the wrong mine in the wrong place”

Businesses call on EPA to veto the proposed Pebble Mine

Whole Foods Market, Hy-Vee, Giant Eagle, MeatEater, Patagonia, American Sustainable Business Council, National Fisheries Institute, American Sportfishing Association and 200 other businesses ask Administration for durable protection of Bristol Bay JUNEAU, AK– Today, more than 200 companies and industry associations delivered a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calling for the EPA to use… Continue reading Businesses call on EPA to veto the proposed Pebble Mine

Army Corps Decides Pebble Mine Can’t Be Permitted as Proposed

Pivotal decision may mark Pebble Mine’s death knell Alexandria, VA – August 25, 2020 – The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) supports the announcement by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that the proposed Pebble Mine, a massive mineral extraction mining development in Alaska’s Bristol Bay area, cannot be permitted as proposed. The Pebble Mine threatens one of the world’s most… Continue reading Army Corps Decides Pebble Mine Can’t Be Permitted as Proposed

U.S. Army Corps rubber stamps proposed Pebble Mine, ignoring science, Tribes and fishermen; threatening world’s greatest sockeye salmon fishery and thousands of jobs

ANCHORAGE—Via U.S. Postal Service, SalmonState and others today received from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Pebble Mine: a massive gold and copper mine and toxic waste dump proposed for the headwaters of the largest sockeye salmon run on the planet. The Corps’ conclusions in the FEIS are… Continue reading U.S. Army Corps rubber stamps proposed Pebble Mine, ignoring science, Tribes and fishermen; threatening world’s greatest sockeye salmon fishery and thousands of jobs

Pebble’s Last-Minute Change of Plans a Classic “Bait and Switch”

ANCHORAGE— Today, in a stunning change of direction that calls into question the validity and legality of the ongoing Pebble Mine permitting process and Environmental Analysis, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced a new preferred road and infrastructure access route to the proposed megamine in Bristol Bay’s headwaters. Until today, Pebble’s preferred route, the… Continue reading Pebble’s Last-Minute Change of Plans a Classic “Bait and Switch”

U.S. House of Representatives passes bill to stop permitting for the proposed Pebble mine citing a rushed and inadequate process

Alaska sportsmen and business applaud efforts to protect Bristol Bay from flawed mine review process June 19, 2019 (WASHINGTON D.C.) — The House of Representatives took dramatic and much needed action today by passing amendment #90 to the Energy and Water Appropriations Act (H.R. 2740) bill. If passed by both chambers of Congress and signed… Continue reading U.S. House of Representatives passes bill to stop permitting for the proposed Pebble mine citing a rushed and inadequate process

Threat from Pebble mine takes another step toward reality with release of environmental review

Anglers and fishing business owners argue mine permit review process be suspended ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement today concerning the current Bristol Bay mining plan proposed by Pebble Limited Partnership. Along with 3,000-plus-pages of documents, the Corps of Engineers announced it will open a 90-day public comment period, beginning… Continue reading Threat from Pebble mine takes another step toward reality with release of environmental review

Another Pebble mine financial backer walks away

Alaskans and sportsmen around the country celebrate sensible move that confirms, once again that Pebble is a bad idea. ANCHORAGE, AK – This morning, Northern Dynasty Minerals, the company backing the proposed Pebble mine, and potential financial backer, First Quantum Minerals, announced the two were “unable to reach agreement,” and have terminated their framework agreement.… Continue reading Another Pebble mine financial backer walks away