The US Army Corps of Engineers released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Pebble Mine, with a 90-day public comment period. BBNC President & CEO Jason Metrokin released the following statement:
“Now is the time to ensure that Pebble Mine is thoroughly vetted, the public’s voice is heard, and Pebble Limited Partnership addresses the clear deficiencies in its application and plans in Bristol Bay. A 270-day comment period on the Draft EIS is the first – and necessary – step in holding the Pebble Limited Partnership accountable during the permitting process. Bristol Bay cannot become a laboratory to test unproven and unprecedented mining practices.”
Now is the time to make your voice heard! The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is accepting public comments on its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The report can be downloaded and instructions to submit comments can be found at https://pebbleprojecteis.com/.
Additional information regarding BBNC’s opposition to Pebble is available at www.bbnc.net/our-corporation/pebble-mine/.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will collect comments on the Draft EIS in multiple ways including public hearings. The schedule includes hearings in the project area, as well as in Anchorage and Homer. The public hearing schedule is listed below. Participants testifying during the public hearings should anticipate having a time limit.
The schedules may change on short notice due to weather or other community events. Please check their website for updates. In event of weather delays they will update the schedule accordingly.
Public comments will be accepted during the open comment period, from March 1, 2019 to May 30, 2019.
|Community||Date & Time||Location|
|Naknek||Monday, March 25, 2019 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM||Naknek School|
|Kokhanok||Tuesday, March 26, 2019 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM||Community Building/Hall|
|Newhalen||Wednesday, March 27, 2019 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM||Newhalen School|
|Igiugig||Thursday, March 28, 2019 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM||Igiugig School|
|New Stuyahok||Friday, March 29, 2019 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM||Community Building|
|Nondalton||Monday, April 8, 2019 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM||Tribal Center|
|Dillingham||Tuesday, April 9, 2019 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM||Elementary School|
|Homer||Thursday, April 11, 2019 3:30 PM – 9:00 PM||High School|
|Anchorage||Tuesday, April 16, 2019 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM||Dena’ina Center (600 W 7th Ave)|