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US Army Corps of Engineers selects third-party contractor to complete Pebble EIA 

By: Henry Lazenby     6th February 2018 The TSX-listed equity of copper/gold project proponent Northern Dynasty Minerals gained about 11% on Tuesday, after the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced that it had appointed a third-party contractor to undertake an environmental-impact assessment for the controversial Pebble project,... 

Northern Dynasty ready to file application for Pebble’s US CWA 404 permit

By: Henry Lazenby     21st December 2017 Canadian project promoter Northern Dynasty Minerals announced on Thursday that its US-based subsidiary Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) is ready to file an application for a US Clean Water Act (CWA) 404 permit with the US Army Corps of Engineers on Friday. “At the outset of 2017, we established... 

First Quantum breathes new life into Northern Dynasty’s Pebble project

By: Henry Lazenby     18th December 2017 Base metals miner First Quantum Minerals has signed a framework agreement with Northern Dynasty Minerals to work on formalising an option on the controversial Pebble copper/gold project, in south-east Alaska. The announcement on Monday breathes new life into the project billed as the largest... 

EPA considers cancelling Clean Water Act veto on debated Pebble project, Alaska 

By: Henry Lazenby     12th July 2017 The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a pre-publication federal register notice to withdraw the July 2014 Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404(c) proposed determination, which would have pre-emotively imposed restrictions on the discharge of dredged or fill material from the Pebble... 

Northern Dynasty and US environmental agency settle long-standing Pebble permitting dispute 

By: Henry Lazenby     13th May 2017 Canadian project developer Northern Dynasty Minerals has reached a settlement with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allowing the company to proceed with proposing a development plan and seeking an environmental impact statement (EIS) from the US Army Corps of Engineers for its... 

Northern Dynasty, EPA identify likely framework to settle long-standing dispute next week

By: Henry Lazenby     6th May 2017 A subsidiary of Northern Dynasty Minerals, the proponent of one of the largest undeveloped copper/gold deposits in the world today, and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have filed a joint motion in federal court to extend a stay of proceedings in the parties' long-standing legal... 

Northern Dynasty’s US unit gets Alaska land use permit

By: Henry Lazenby     12th April 2017 The US-based unit of Northern Dynasty Minerals, the Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP), has received approval for a miscellaneous land use permit (MLUP) from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for its ongoing activities at the Pebble project, in south-west Alaska. One of the largest... 

Northern Dynasty, EPA file joint motion to extend stay of proceedings

By: Henry Lazenby     21st March 2017 Canadian project developer Northern Dynasty Minerals on Tuesday said its Alaska-based subsidiary Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have filed a joint motion in federal court to extend a stay of proceedings in ongoing litigation under the Federal... 

New US President may benefit the resources sector

By: Henry Lazenby     17th February 2017 While Donald Trump is likely to lower US corporate taxes, bringing US dollars back into the country and rebuilding American infrastructure through a massive $1-trillion spending programme, the new President is coming in at the “US midnight”, Euro Pacific Capital founder and CEO Peter Schiff says.... 

New US President may benefit the resources sector

By: Henry Lazenby     17th February 2017 While US President Donald Trump is likely to lower US corporate taxes, bringing US dollars back into the country and rebuilding American infrastructure through a massive $1-trillion spending programme, Trump is coming in at the “US midnight” Euro Pacific Capital analyst Peter Schiff says. Markets... 

Northern Dynasty says it has Trump backing, seeking new partner

By: Bloomberg     24th January 2017 Northern Dynasty Minerals expects to resolve a dispute with the US environmental regulator by April to enable it to move ahead with permitting one of the world’s largest undeveloped copper and gold deposits. US President Donald Trump’s administration has “a desire to permit Pebble,” the company’s... 

Trump makes Canadian mine explorer with zero revenue great again

By: Bloomberg     19th January 2017 There’s one thing Donald Trump is already making great again: a small Canadian explorer with rights to one of the world’s largest undeveloped copper and gold deposits. Northern Dynasty Minerals has more than tripled since the US election to approach a four-year high this week amid speculation... 

‘We’re on the cusp of a resolution,’ says Hunter Dickinson president of Pebble spat 

By: Henry Lazenby     26th January 2016 Director and president of diversified mining group Hunter Dickinson Ron Thiessen believes that project developer Northern Dynasty Minerals’ 100%-owned subsidiary, the Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) is close to resolving its dispute with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Speaking at... 

US Federal Court grants injunction halting EPA process against Alaska’s Pebble

By: Leandi Kolver     25th November 2014 The US Federal District Court has granted the Pebble Limited Partnership’s (PLP’s) request for a preliminary injunction in its litigation against the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), PLP parent company Northern Dynasty Minerals reported on Tuesday. The EPA in February announced that it... 

EPA inspector general to investigate Bristol Bay assessment

By: Henry Lazenby     6th May 2014 Vancouver-based Northern Dynasty Minerals on Thursday reported that the office of the inspector general of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would carry out an investigation into the EPA's conduct in preparing its assessment on the Pebble copper/gold/molybdenum project, known as the... 

Environment assessment for Alaska’s Pebble mine ‘theatre of the absurd’ – Northern Dynasty

By: Henry Lazenby     5th June 2013 Dual-listed project developer Northern Dynasty Minerals has filed a 205-page submission with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to its call for public comments on the revised draft Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment (BBWA), calling the draft report and the process used to... 

Pebble Partnership approves $80m to advance significant Alaska project

By: Henry Lazenby     22nd April 2013 The Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) has approved a budget of about $80-million to advance the world-class Pebble project, located in south-west Alaska, this year, with the goal of starting permitting under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) before the end of the year. Vancouver-based... 

Alaska’s Pebble partnership appoints VP for environment

By: Henry Lazenby     21st November 2012 TSX-listed Northern Dynasty Minerals on Tuesday said the Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) had appointed Dan Easton as VP of environment to lead the Pebble copper/gold/molybdenum project's environmental programme, including permitting and environmental studies. Easton is a civil engineer with 30... 

Pebble mine’s problems underline environmental tensions in Alaska 

By: Simon Rees     14th September 2012 As summer turns to fall in Alaska, mining companies small and large are bringing their primary exploration and development campaigns to a close. They will have also been strengthening community relations and monitoring the environment in which they work. Formulation of plans and feasibility... 

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