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EPA Reverses Course on Pebble Mine


Written by: Phil Monahan

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 . . .

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Make Your Voice Heard Today: No Pebble Mine


Written by: Phil Monahan

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. . .

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Part Three: Mount Polley Disaster Can Repeat Itself If We Don’t Learn Its Lessons

Written by: Chris Hunt


Photo via tu.org

Mining can be a dirty business, as we saw earlier this month when the dam holding back toxic tailings from the Mount Polley Mine in British Columbia broke, sending 1.3 billion gallons of contaminated water into Hazeltine Creek and the headwaters of the fabled. . .

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Part II: BC Mine Disaster Proves Need for More Review of New Mines

Written by: Mark Kaelke


The Taku River, southeast Alaska’s greatest sockeye salmon stream, runs at the base of Taku Glacier southeast of Juneau.
Photo courtesy TU

Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series running on the Trout Unlimited blog about how the Mount Polley Mine dam disaster could have devastating impacts on salmon in Alaska if proposed mines are allowed to be constructed in important salmon watersheds. You can read the. . .

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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. . .

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