Clean Air and Water

Alaska Brief Newsletter–May 2017

Dear Supporter: After the disappointing rollbacks of important regulations like the predator control rule for federal wildlife refuges, we had good news…

Pebble mine PR prompts Bristol Bay eye roll

  The people of Bristol Bay spend a lot of time outside—on the river fishing for white fish and salmon, and in…

Pebble, EPA cut backroom deal

Last week, the Canadian conglomerate behind the Pebble mine—Northern Dynasty—cut a backroom deal with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to roll back…

New Nunamta leadership fights for Bristol Bay

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday May 4, 2017 Nunamta Aulukestai (Caretakers of Our Land) Announces Interim Executive Director Dillingham, AK: Nunamta Aulukestai…

The Western Arctic needs protection

The name makes it sound like a giant oil field—the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska—but the largest unit of public land in the country,…

Chuitna salmon saved!

In our line of work, good news often comes in small packages. This time it came in a status update from PacRim Coal, LP.  For years, the company has been…

New Pebble permit requires $2 million bond

  Today, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issued a new permit to the Pebble Limited Partnership (Pebble) that requires an…

What did we learn from the Exxon Valdez?

The Exxon Valdez oil tanker struck Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound on March 24, 1989, spilling over 11 million gallons of…

Alaska Brief Newsletter — March 2017

Scott Pruitt’s attack on science is an attack on our communities. When the head of the Environmental Protection Agency undermines science, he…

Pebble called “worthless”

A New York based investment firm gave Bristol Bay a Valentine this week. Kerrisdale Capital, a research-oriented firm, described the Pebble project…

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