Pebble Mine: Canadian Mining Company Threatens to Stick U.S. Taxpayers with Costs of "Potentially Catastrophic" Mining Scheme
The Pebble Mine should be terminated - once and for all. And when that day comes, when the only thing left of The Pebble Partnership is a mountain of legal bills, don't be surprised if the company's last gasp is an attempt to pass them on to U.S. taxpayers.
Deterioration continues in the financial condition of Northern Dynasty Minerals ("Northern Dynasty" or "NDM") -- a small Canadian exploration company, and the only remaining investor in the once formidable Pebble Limited Partnership ("Pebble").
Why? Why is a House Science Committee without a single member from Alaska so fixated on something we live and breathe every day, and so oblivious to how strongly we feel as Alaskans?
Canadian Owner of the Pebble Mine Concedes Substantial Doubt About 'Ability to Continue as a Going Concern,' Threatens NAFTA Claim for Damages from US Taxpayers
While the Pebble Mine scheme may appear all but dead, Northern Dynasty's outside lawyers are alive, kicking, and doing very well indeed. As long as there is money to fund their pursuit of frivolous claims, look for this to continue.
Just consider the grocery store your new beauty counter.
Call me Sam. I'm on a heroic, Homeric journey that's taken me down this great river to the sea and then several years in the ocean where I became a voracious predator of krill and shrimp and fellow fish and then unerringly returned as an older and wiser salmon to these my natal waters.
What can we offer these orca families to commemorate their newborns after three years of heart-breaking losses of their calves? We can finally make good our government promises by tearing down the Snake River dams and help nourish orcas with the Chinook salmon they need to thrive.
The nutritional-industrial complex is telling us to eat MORE FISH, but all we eat are all the WRONG KINDS of fish. The big
Over 70 years old, and he was always willing to make the trip -- whatever the trip, wherever it took him -- to talk, to testify, to tell the terrible story of the uniquely reckless scheme by international mining giants to poison the communities and wild salmon fisheries of Alaska's Bristol Bay with a gigantic copper and gold mine.
President Obama on Tuesday declared Bristol Bay "a beautiful natural wonder" and designated its salmon-rich waters indefinitely off limits for oil and gas leasing.
Facts -- for example, numbers -- have never been a friend to the Pebble Mine. Last month added some new numbers to this list, and once again none of them was good news for the Pebble Limited Partnership (or its sole partner, Northern Dynasty Minerals).
It's essential that EPA protect Bristol Bay from the Pebble Mine -- a giant gold and copper mine proposed at the headwaters of the world's greatest wild salmon fishery, valued at $1.5 billion annually. The Bristol Bay fishery is -- and, only if protected, will remain -- the economic engine that sustains the region, its communities, and its people.
"This first opener is usually around the middle of May", says Johnson. He continues, "Well, in the case of this year [2013
Coming off a disappointing 2012, the Pebble Limited Partnership and its uniquely reckless project hit the rocks repeatedly in 2013.
When we turn a blind eye to where our food comes from in the name of convenience and price, we allow others to make our choices about what kind of food system we want to have. Ignorance may be bliss, but we can no longer afford to ignore the impact of our food choices.