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Pebble Mine Permit Denied, Conservationists Seek to Bury it Forever

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Pebble Mine Permit Denied, Conservationists Seek to Bury it Forever

The fiercely contested Pebble Mine will not receive a critical federal permit, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced on Wednesday. This action likely strikes a death blow to the contentious copper and gold project proposed for the Bristol Bay region of Southwest Alaska, but conservationists...
Sam Lungren Nov 25, 2020
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A Battle Lost: Alaska’s Tongass National Forest Will Open for Logging, New Roads

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A Battle Lost: Alaska’s Tongass National Forest Will Open for Logging, New Roads

Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, the world’s largest temperate rainforest, supports robust populations of large black and brown bears, Sitka blacktail deer, moose, and mountain goats. The area’s salmon fishing is justifiably famous, and its streams provide the last bastion of our native...
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Breaking: Secret Recordings Show Developers Lied About Pebble Mine

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Breaking: Secret Recordings Show Developers Lied About Pebble Mine

Update on Sept. 23, 5:26 p.m.: Pebble Partnership CEO Tom Collier has resigned in the wake of these explosive revelations. Audio and video released yesterday by the nonprofit Environmental Investigations Agency (EIA) show chief executives of the Canadian Pebble Partnership and its parent Northern...
Sam Lungren Sep 22, 2020
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Patagonia Will Sue Trump Admin. Over Clean Water Act

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Patagonia Will Sue Trump Admin. Over Clean Water Act

Outdoors clothing giant and activist business Patagonia has thrown their weight behind a lawsuit against the Trump Administration over changes it made this year to the enforcement of the Clean Water Act. Their complaint alleges that the EPA’s rollback of previous standards about which streams and...
Sam Lungren Sep 21, 2020
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Pebble Mine Falls Short on Critical Permit. Is It Dead?

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Pebble Mine Falls Short on Critical Permit. Is It Dead?

Under pressure from hunters, anglers, conservationists, and even the Trump family, the Trump Administration announced today that it would not issue critical Clean Water Act permits for the contentious Pebble Mine. While this action does not outright kill the Canadian firm Northern Dynasty Mineral’s...
Sam Lungren Aug 24, 2020
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Donald Trump Jr. Declares Opposition to Pebble Mine as It Nears Final Permits

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Donald Trump Jr. Declares Opposition to Pebble Mine as It Nears Final Permits

On July 24 the Trump Administration’s Army Corps of Engineers released its final environmental impact statement regarding the Pebble Mine, setting the massive Southwest Alaska copper and gold project on track to receive the most important permits needed to break ground, perhaps within the month...
Sam Lungren Aug 5, 2020
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Fact Checker: Is ‘Red Sky at Night, Sailors’ Delight’ Accurate?

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Fact Checker: Is ‘Red Sky at Night, Sailors’ Delight’ Accurate?

Myths, lies and old wives’ tales loom large in the outdoor pursuits. Here at MeatEater, we’re dedicated to separating facts from bullsh*t, so we created this series to examine suspect yarns. If there’s a belief, rumor or long-held assumption you’d like us to fact check, drop us a note at factchecker...
Spencer Neuharth Jul 16, 2020
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Fact Checker: Can Dogs Catch Coronavirus?

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Fact Checker: Can Dogs Catch Coronavirus?

Myths, lies, and old wives’ tales loom large in the outdoor pursuits. Here at MeatEater, we’re dedicated to separating facts from bullsh*t, so we created this series to examine suspect yarns. If there’s a belief, rumor, or long-held assumption you’d like us to fact check, drop us a note at...
Spencer Neuharth Mar 16, 2020
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