Second, the pebble group does not provide data to support their claim that the massive toxic tailing ponds are safe in fact, the data shows that earthquake situation in this area makes the failure of the tailing pond/dam just a matter time--when, not if. The company behind pebble mine, in alaska’s bristol bay, were poised friday to file a wetlands-fill permit with the us army corps of engineers the permit application by the pebble limited partnership, a subsidiary of northern dynasty minerals, marks a milestone for the project that has seen renewed interest since president trump appointed former oklahoma attorney general scott pruitt to head the epa.
What is the pebble mine right now, it’s an idea an idea that could help power our nation’s green energy initiatives an idea that could bring jobs and infrastructure to southwest alaska, helping families remain in their villages and thrive an idea that all of this is possible in harmony with the environment let’s take a look around. The company developing the pebble mine, in southwest alaska, sees a promising future for itself under the trump administration, but wall street disagrees photograph by al grillo / ap last summer, i walked alone across a magnificent slice of southwest alaska, over hilly tundra pocked with lakes and ponds and sliced through by meandering creeks.
The fight over the proposed pebble mine in southern alaska is a harbinger: global copper demand is expected to grow dramatically. The pebble project is a copper-gold-molybdenum porphyry deposit in the advanced exploration stage the project is located on state land in the bristol bay region of southwest alaska, approximately 17 miles northwest of the community of iliamna. Exploratory drilling at pebble mine first came about in 2002, when northern dynasty minerals, a small canadian company, proposed the project on 186 square miles of alaska state land for which it held the mineral rights lacking mining experience of its own, northern dynasty sought help.
The proposed pebble mine is located in southwest alaska, on state land near lake iliamna and lake clark, and is situated atop the largest known gold deposit in the world if built, the mine would be north america's largest gold and copper mine, potentially producing hundreds of billions of dollars worth of metals.
The pebble limited partnership is pushing to develop the deposit and build the pebble mine despite public and political opposition and peer-reviewed scientific research showing that large-scale mining in bristol bay would have irreversible impacts on bristol bay’s world-class salmon populations.
After over a decade, pebble applied for one of the major permits it will need to move the mine forward take action today in december 2017, pebble submitted its first major federal permit application to the us army corps of engineers.