Pebble Watch has rolled out a new look to its website, including a mobile version, giving readers more ways to learn about the latest Pebble mine news.
Pebble Watch does not advocate for or against development of the proposed mine. It’s an unusual stance, but one that ensures all shareholders can get information they need in an unbiased way.
“The BBNC Land Department created Pebble Watch in 2010, when it was clear that an educational source of information could really help shareholders better understand the science, permitting and regulatory issues related to the mine’s development,” said Francisca Demoski, Land Department Manager.
The website includes a blog with the latest news, a resource page with links to information on public input, permitting, science, maps, and more. Since it was developed more than seven years ago, Pebble Watch also serves as a virtual archive of information detailing the events surrounding the project’s development. And many of the resources related to science are still relevant, especially if the project moves into a permitting phase.
“Technology has changed a lot since we launched the program,” said Demoski. “We know that more and more shareholders are depending on their phones for news and information, and our Pebble Watch site was really difficult to read on mobile. We’ve built up a lot of content over the years, but readers couldn’t access it easily. That’s all changed with the redesign, and I encourage people to check it out!”
Developers have said they intend on submitting a permit application this year, and may finally publish a mine plan. If you want to keep up on the latest news, including opportunities for public comment, visit www.pebblewatch.com to sign up for a regular electronic newsletter, and like the program at www.facebook.com/pebblewatch.