Important Development in the ongoing controversy over the Pebble Mine Project: London-based Anglo American PLC announced Monday that a subsidiary, Anglo American (US) Pebble LLC, is withdrawing from the Pebble Mine project, leaving Canada-based Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. as the sole owner. Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani admits the project is too risky.
Our growing group of Alaska residents is committed to raising the awareness levels to the potential dangers from irresponsible resource development going on in Alaska today. From discussing the pros and cons of the Pebble Mine in Alaska to raising awareness to a new threat in the Donlin Mine on the Kuskokwim River.
Pebble Mine Alaska
The Pebble Mine Project located in the Bristol Bay Watershed is a major point of ongoing controversy throughout Alaska, the United States and many other countries. The location of the purposed Pebble Project could not be more disturbing to some of the people of Bristol Bay and to a number of residents in Alaska. Pebble Mine Jobs and Employment are being weighed against any potential environmental impact this mining project could possibly have on the land, wildlife and people of the region.
With huge financial interests in the copper and gold deposit discovered in the headwaters of Alaska largest salmon rearing habitat, the Pebble Partnership, mining lobbyists and Alaskan lawmakers have been mounting campaign after campaign to persuade the people to accept THEIR VERSION of the situation and to discount their oppositions views entirely. So why are our elected politicians willing to risk everything Alaska is on a project so risky and with an entity devoid of ties or non-business interests in Alaska?
Pebble Mine Jobs
Many questions remain unanswered as to how many jobs will actually be created; but the larger
question on most Alaskan's minds surrounds the number of jobs for local residents and for residents
of the State of Alaska. Time has proven that the majority of the jobs created in these large scale
projects go to people outside of the state that fly back and forth to areas in the lower 48 states
and even outside of the country.
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With the Pebble Mine Project being a partnership of non US companies, the fear that most of these jobs will be filled by people from outside intensifies. Will they care about the lands like those that have chosen to live here will? How far will they go to protect the environment of a place as remote as Bristol Bay if they have no ties to it or no plans other then extracting it's mineral wealth for a paycheck to take back to their homes.
Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay
The location of the purposed Pebble Project could not be more controversial. Opponents to the
mine, including many fishing lodge owners and the vast majority of local residents, say they only
want what is best for Bristol Bay, it's people and for the world class salmon producing streams
that rely on these pristine waters for their every existence. To these people, protecting their
land and livelihoods means stopping the project as purposed before it receives permitting and
goes into production. The project is being prepared for permitting in 2012 with production slated
to begin in 2015. Once started, any damage to this remote region where no roads, rail or other
means of access other then bush planes exists would be catastrophic.
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A Special Note From The Authors
It is a great country that allows a person to disagree with the laws without being punished and a greater country that offers a system to change laws that one finds objectionable; it is a wise person that knows the need to obey the laws even when they disagree.
As many have already noticed, we have taken a 180° reversal on our stance concerning the future of the Pebble Project. As recent events have unfolded and money trails reexamined, all evidence amassed shows an overwhelming trail of evidence that the mine is safe and very well planned and regulated. All concerns have been addressed and measures to protect the environment are being written and rewritten. Special attention has been, and will continue, to insure all safety measures are implemented on a proactive rather than reactive environmental protection plan.
Pebble Mine Project: Thought Provoking Topics
We are preparing to revisit these and other topics now that enough time has passed to make a more informed decision as to where the controversies lie and who is behind the information being presented to the people via radio, television commercials and over the internet too.
- Would permitting Northern Dynasty Minerals access to our lands benefit ALL ALASKANS from now to the end of the foreseeable future and possibility beyond?
- Pebble Mine Alaska Benefits vs Liabilities.
- Pebble Gold Mine Alaska Jobs.
- Factors influencing Pebble Mine Alaska.
- Pros and Cons of the Pebble Mine Project.
- Reasons why we should allow mining in Alaska.
- Reasons why we should-not allow mining in Alaska.
- The effects of mining on Alaska tourism.