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April 2020

How could COVID-19 affect the Pebble project?  

In a March 26 press release Northern Dynasty Minerals (NDM) said that efforts to gain permits for the Pebble mine prospect in Bristol Bay were moving forward despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The company's financials, released last week, note that the impact on global economies, the stock market and possible delays in permitting could have adverse effects for the Pebble project. One short-term consequence: NDM's annual shareholder meeting, originally scheduled for mid-June, is delayed until later this year.

For its part, the U.S. Corps of Engineers notes that it is on track to publish a Final Environmental Impact Statement by mid-summer. 

Read more in our post at pebblewatch.com. We look at the federal permitting process, agency resources, the call for relaxing the permitting timeline, and how COVID-19 is presenting challenges for Bristol Bay as it gears up for the 2020 fishing season. 

Mining Technology reported on U.S. mining’s biggest spenders in Washington D.C. 

 

Q: When would the first copper be produced from a fully approved Pebble mine?

A March 2 letter from Pebble Limited Partnership to the Corps of Engineers provides a timeline of construction for the Pebble project, were it to be permitted. The first steps involve constructing the port and ferry terminal, followed by the road and pipeline, and then the mine site. Production would begin in October of the fourth year. 

The Last Chase features impressive drone footage from Jason Ching highlighting salmon, bear and seals in Knutson Bay near Pedro Bay in Lake Iliamna.
Pebble Watch is a program of the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Land Department.
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Pebble Watch is a program of the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Land Department.
Learn more at www.pebblewatch.com

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