The groups argued that politics are driving the process, not sound science.
“Adverse impacts to Alaska’s world-class salmon fishery and to the ecosystem of Bristol Bay, Alaska, are unacceptable.”
“As Alaskans, we refuse to jeopardize an existing, sustainable resource for the sake of an economically dubious project,” wrote the legislators.
The Legislature will have an opportunity to bump the initiative off the ballot by passing legislation materially similar to the bill.
BP has a long history of charitable giving in Alaska. It also pays corporate income taxes.
Sponsors say they believe the changes would increase oil revenue to the state by about $1 billion a year.
While the governor has been largely silent about Pebble Mine, it appears he’s been busy behind the scenes.
The downgrade of AIDEA could make bonding for a road to the Ambler Mining District more expensive.
The company pursuing Pebble Mine saw its stock prices soar on Wednesday with the unexpected announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency that it was reopening…
A plain-English update on the state of Alaska’s resource development.