Public Comment on Pebble Report Nearing Close

The public comment period is scheduled to end next week on a federal study of large mining impacts in the Bristol Bay region.

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by Associated Press

JUNEAU- The public comment period is scheduled to end next week on a federal study of large mining impacts in the Bristol Bay region.
   
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has set May 31 as the deadline for comments on its revised watershed assessment. The report also is expected to undergo a new round of peer review before a final report is released.
   
The final report, expected later this year, could affect permitting decisions for the proposed Pebble Mine.
   
The revised assessment found construction of a large-scale mine near the headwaters of Bristol Bay could have major impacts even without a mishap, including wiping out up to 90 miles of streams and altering stream flows.
   
The CEO of the group behind the mine project has called the EPA assessment flawed and unnecessary.
 

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Don said on Monday, May 27 at 3:31 PM

Is there a way to formally comment online?I've survived the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 40 miles outside my front door with only a few shards of life left.Pebble wants to leave behind Hundreds of Thousands of Gallons of Cyanide open to the environment for Eternity!

BobD said on Sunday, May 26 at 2:47 PM

Our Alaska Constitution makes it crystal clear that ALL minerals , oil , etc. belong to the residents of Alaska , not to the govt. of the state or Fed. govt. Sounds very simple to me and the wording leaves nothing to be confused about. So , if the residents WANT the mine to go forward , a percentage of the money from that project should be put in the " Permanent Fund ". If NOT , then pebble should pack up & go home..

Big Dan said on Friday, May 24 at 4:17 PM

Just say NO to pebble mine.

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