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I'm on a 9 month expedition from Seattle to the Aleutian Islands, exploring environmental issues along the way. I'll be revisiting Pebble in the course of this journey in January 2008. Follow along on the journey blog

The Pebble Mine project is a controversial proposal by Northern Dynasty Minerals to build one of the largest gold and copper mines in the world, in southwest Alaska, near Lake Iliamna. Northern Dynasty has not yet applied for permits, but their current proposal involves both a large open pit and an underground mine, as well as removal of the water from the headwaters of Upper Talarik Creek and the Koktuli River ( important fish habitats). The site sits at the headwaters of two major Bristol Bay drainages ( Nushagak and Kvichak), and potentially poses a large threat to the region's water and salmon. This proposal has become a major political issue in Alaska, pitting pro-mining forces against local native villages and commercial and sport fishermen.

Renewable Resources Coalition: Anti-Pebble mine organization - the most comprehensive info I've found on Pebble. Also maps, a scorecard listing Pebble's supporters and opponents, news, and a good email list.
Bristol Bay Alliance: Good info from an anti-mining group based in the Bristol Bay region.
Skytruth satellite photos Satellite photos of the proposed mine site, with superimposed plans and size comparisons.
No Dirty Gold: A campaign to reduce the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of gold mining.
Stop Pebble Mine New anti-mine page.
Mine Aid: Technical resources and scientific studies on the impact of mining.
Green karat: Jewelry made from 100% recycled gold.

Alaska DNR page: Look here for all the permits Northern Dynasty Mines has submitted to the Department of Natural Resources.
BLM's Bristol Bay webpage: Bureau of Land Management lands in the Bristol Bay region, and their draft proposal to open most of them to mining.
EPA's TRI Explorer: EPA data on Toxic Releases, by industry, geography, or chemical.

Northern Dynasty Minerals: The mine proposal from the mining company's page.
Truth about Pebble group A pro-Pebble group's page.

Bristol Bay Times: Local newspaper out of Dillingham, Alaska. Carries a lot of stories about the Pebble issue.

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