EPA Reverses Course on Pebble Mine


Bristol Bay is home to the world’s last great wild salmon run.
Photo by Pat Clayton, Fish Eye Guy Photography

In a move that surprised almost everyone involved in the fight against Pebble Mine, the EPA announced on Friday that it would NOT withdraw the Clean Water Act Section 404(c) Proposed . . .

Read More

The Pebble Mine Project Rears Its Ugly Head Once Again


The proposed site for Pebble Mine is a near the headwaters of important salmon habitat.
All photos by Pat Clayton

A full decade ago, when I was the editor of American Angler, I wrote the article below. (I’ve edited out a few dated references.) At the time, the fight to defeat the Pebble Mine project was just . . .

Read More

Make Your Voice Heard Today: No Pebble Mine


Bristol Bay is home to the world’s last great wild salmon run.

Today, the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology is meeting to discuss the future of Pebble Mine. The catalyst for the hearing is this report, which was paid for by the Pebble. . .

Read More

Part One: BC Mine Dam Failure Shows Why Pebble is a Disaster in Waiting

Written by: Zach Cockrum


The level of devastation from breach of the Mount Polley gold and copper mine tailings pond is staggering.
Photo courtesy of Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre

One of the most frequent claims of promoters of the proposed Pebble Mine at the headwaters of Bristol Bay, Alaska, is that modern technology means the failures of “tailings ponds” is highly unlikely.  However, just this week, an earthen dam at the. . .

Read More