The Chief Executive Officer for the Pebble Partnership is calling the EPA’s draft Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment rushed and inadequate. Late last week, the EPA released the draft assessment, and, stated that the risks are low, but there is a potential for rivers and streams to be wiped out by a dam failure at the proposed Pebble Mine.
In response, the CEO John Shively, stated that they had significant concerns regarding the EPA’s approach to the Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment.
We asked him when a proposed Pebble Mine plan would be released by the Pebble Partnership.
Shively, in his opposition to the EPA’s draft assessment, is calling it a federal intrusion that strikes at the heart of the agreement between the state and the federal government; and, could have a chilling effect on future resource development investments in Alaska.