Pebble Mine http://kplu.org en Murray, Cantwell Praise EPA Move On Pebble Mine Project http://kplu.org/post/murray-cantwell-praise-epa-move-pebble-mine-project <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Washington's U.S. senators are praising a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency for starting a process that could potentially restrict the development of proposed gold-and-copper mine in southwest Alaska.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The EPA on Friday asked Alaska and those behind the proposed Pebble Mine to make their case for the project.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:14:25 +0000 The Associated Press 14279 at http://kplu.org Murray, Cantwell Praise EPA Move On Pebble Mine Project Cantwell Urges White House To Stop Alaska Pebble Mine Project, Protect Fishermen http://kplu.org/post/cantwell-urges-white-house-stop-alaska-pebble-mine-project-protect-fishermen <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sen. Maria </span>Cantwell<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is sending a letter to the White House, asking the president to stop a mining project in Alaska.</span></p><p>About 1,000 Washington residents hold permits to fish for salmon in Alaska’s Bristol Bay. Not far from there, an organization called the Pebble Partnership wants to open a gold and copper mine.</p><p>That’s a bad idea, said people gathered outside Seattle’s Fisherman’s Terminal on Thursday.</p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:50:59 +0000 Ed Ronco 12836 at http://kplu.org Cantwell Urges White House To Stop Alaska Pebble Mine Project, Protect Fishermen Earthday founder reflects on environmental activism in Obama’s second term http://kplu.org/post/earthday-founder-reflects-environmental-activism-obama-s-second-term <p>Though they say it’s better than any Republican alternative, many activists have been disappointed in the environmental policies of the Obama administration.</p><p>Now that the election’s over, we caught up with one of the state’s most prominent environmental thinkers to get his take on what’s in store for the next four years.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 13:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7149 at http://kplu.org Earthday founder reflects on environmental activism in Obama’s second term East Coast author defending salmon, speaking out against Alaska's Pebble Mine http://kplu.org/post/east-coast-author-defending-salmon-speaking-out-against-alaskas-pebble-mine <p>The future of food is a subject writer Paul Greenberg has explored extensively in his NYTimes bestselling book, called <a href="http://www.fourfish.org/"><em>Four Fish</em></a>. It’s also something that interests him deeply as a lifelong fisherman. He grew up in Connecticut, where he discovered this passion as a youngster.</p><p>KPLU’s Bellamy Pailthorp invited him into our studios for an interview about his last book, as well as a new one he's been researching in the Pacific Northwest. (You can hear the interview by clicking on the "Listen" icon above. )</p><p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 12:59:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 6558 at http://kplu.org East Coast author defending salmon, speaking out against Alaska's Pebble Mine Seattle packs EPA Hearing on Alaska's proposed Pebble Mine http://kplu.org/post/seattle-packs-epa-hearing-alaskas-proposed-pebble-mine <p>It was standing room only at the federal building in Seattle, where the Environmental Protection Agency held its <a href="http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/ECOCOMM.NSF/bristol+bay/bristolbay">first hearing</a> Thursday on Alaska&rsquo;s Bristol Bay fishery.</p><p>At issue is the potential effects of a proposed gold and copper mine there. The <a href="http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/ECOCOMM.NSF/bristol+bay/bristolbay">assessment </a>looks at mining in general, though concern has arisen over a huge project known as the Pebble Mine.</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 17:49:15 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5165 at http://kplu.org Seattle packs EPA Hearing on Alaska's proposed Pebble Mine State of Alaska sues over Pebble Mine initiative http://kplu.org/post/state-alaska-sues-over-pebble-mine-initiative <p>JUNEAU, Alaska &mdash; The state of Alaska is suing to invalidate the results of a voter initiative that could stop a massive gold and copper mine near one of the world&#39;s premier salmon fisheries.</p><div><p>Residents of Lake and Peninsula Borough voted earlier this month to ban large-scale resource extraction that would &quot;destroy or degrade&quot; salmon habitat. The measure was aimed at the Pebble Mine development located near the headwaters of Bristol Bay.</p> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 23:32:58 +0000 The Associated Press 3033 at http://kplu.org Bristol Bay votes to block Pebble Mine operation http://kplu.org/post/bristol-bay-votes-block-pebble-mine-operation <p>DILINGHAM, Alaska &ndash; Environmentalist groups are celebrating a victory in a remote corner of southeast Alaska. Residents near Bristol Bay have voted to try to block one of North America&#39;s largest open pit mining operations.</p><p>It&#39;s proposed for a spot next to one of the world&#39;s most productive salmon fisheries.</p><p> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 00:55:03 +0000 Northwest News Network 2937 at http://kplu.org Bristol Bay votes to block Pebble Mine operation 'Save Bristol Bay Road Show' to highlight risk to jobs in Seattle http://kplu.org/post/save-bristol-bay-road-show-highlight-risk-jobs-seattle <p>It&rsquo;s thousands of miles away, but supporters of a campaign to stop a controversial mine proposal in Alaska say it would harm more than just the pristine ecosystem where it&rsquo;s located.</p><p>They&rsquo;re launching a &ldquo;<a href="http://www.savebristolbay.org/roadshow">Save Bristol Bay Road Show</a>&rdquo; in Seattle tonight, claiming the city&rsquo;s fishing industry could lose thousands of jobs if the mine is built.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 17 Oct 2011 11:30:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2906 at http://kplu.org 'Save Bristol Bay Road Show' to highlight risk to jobs in Seattle