Alaska Mining News

EPA accused of collusion after staffer admits he aided Pebble Mine foes

EPA staff either set out to block the controversial Pebble mine by colluding with anti-mining activists, or proposed scientifically appropriate restrictions protecting southwestern Alaska from the proposal for North America's largest open-pit mine.

Two years of emails from EPA employee responsible for Pebble mine rejection lost — report

Northern Dynasty Minerals, parent company of the Pebble mine proponent, disappointed at the narrow scope and limited findings of government probe.

Barrick, NovaGold project in Alaska a step closer to becoming the region’s largest development

The Donlin deposit holds an estimated 33 million ounces of gold, which would be extracted over the expected 27-year operating life of the open pit mine.

Billionaires build copper call option with Alaska mega-deposit

NovaCopper Inc. (NYSE-MKT, TSX:NCQ) CEO Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse’s path to success in the Ambler mining district of Alaska, where he started his career, is a road.

Prospect generator Miranda Gold (MAD.V) chases discovery in Colombia and high-grade production in Alaska

Miranda Gold CEO Ken Cunningham sees 2-3 more difficult years ahead for mining investors, which gives his company more time to acquire and advance its projects with less competition.

Alaska’s Pebble mine scores win after court orders EPA to back off

A federal judge has ruled in favour of the Pebble mine project, putting a temporary halt on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to protect Bristol Bay.

Platinum mine criminal charges a first for Alaska

A federal grand jury in Anchorage handed up a 28-page indictment accusing XS Platinum and five executives of conspiring to violate the federal Clean Water Act and of falsifying compliance reports to the government

Imperial Metals to face ancient "protectors" in court

The Indian group opposing Imperial Metals Corp.'s Red Chris mine, known as the Klabona Keepers, says that nobody properly consulted its members about the project, a "grave and serious" violation of aboriginal rights.

Mines minister trying to regain Alaska’s confidence in B.C.

British Columbia's Energy Minister Bill Bennett wants to show Alaskans why the province’s resource sector is not a threat to the state's environment and salmon fishery.

Northern Dynasty scores temporary win in battle against EPA

U.S. federal court won't make a final decision until at least January 2, 2015.

Alaska lawmakers ask Kerry to intercede on B.C. mines: BIV

Mt. Polley disaster figuratively spills over the U.S. border.

Alaskans uneasy over another Imperial Metals mine nearing end of construction

The Red Chris copper and gold project, in northwest B.C., is located near the Iskut River, a major tributary of the Stikine River, which ends in southeast Alaska.

Will the KSM project suffer the same fate as Pebble?

Potential problems in the horizon for Seabridge Gold's proposed gold, copper, silver and molybdenum mine in northern British Columbia, just 30 km from the Alaska border.

Pebble Mine will not be built: Friedland

Legendary mining financier spoke at Sprott Natural Resource Symposium Vancouver.

Pebble Mine may be blocked by 'sparingly used' regulation

Northern Dynasty Minerals dropped 7.69% to 78 cents on Friday.

Alaska to join Pebble Partnership in lawsuit against EPA over mine project

They oppose the agency's latest decision, which may block development of the Pebble mine before any permit application has been filed.

HDI Mining criticizes's image selection for Pebble story

In reality, little salmon habitat exists at the Pebble site.

EPA sued over process that could block Pebble Mine in Alaska

The suit says the agency may kill the project before mine plans are finalized or it’s evaluated through the permitting process.

Report: EPA efforts to block Pebble date back six years

Long before any scientific review of the Alaska project, which has the potential to become the world's largest copper and gold mine, was even announced.

Canadian rare earth miner Ucore wins big with SB99 approval

The Canadian company hopes to begin commercial rare earth metal production in its Alaskan mine by 2017.

Rio Tinto walks away from massive Pebble copper-gold project

Rio becomes the second large diversified miner, after Anglo American, to back out of the project in less than seven months.

Five development stocks to watch in Alaska and Northern Canada

The Great White North and especially the Yukon were the “place to be” for juniors just a few short years ago.

Greenland embraces mining rush, but won’t ‘favour one country alone’ — Prime Minister

Arctic region's vast riches set to attract over $100 billion in investments over the next decade.

Northern Dynasty tanks as EPA blocks issuance of key permit

Northern Dynasty lost 32% on its share price Friday.

Northern Dynasty's new CEO is a former interior dep't mandarin

Chief of staff at the US Department of the Interior during the Clinton era.