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In Secretly-Recorded ‘Pebble Tapes,’ Mining Execs Reveal True Scope of 200-Year Project Planned for One of Earth’s ‘Most Pristine Ecosystems’ | Common Dreams

Tapes secretly recorded by the Environmental Investigation Agency reveal that two large mining companies in Alaska have far more expansive plans for a mine near the Bristol Bay fishery than they have publicly acknowledged in statements to the U.S. Congress and the Army Corps of Engineers.

The EIA on Tuesday released more than an hour’s worth of conversations the group secretly recorded in August and September with Tom Collier, CEO of Pebble Limited Partnership, and Ronald Thiessen, president and CEO of Northern Dynasty Minerals, which owns Pebble. EIA investigators posed as potential investors in the companies’ mining projects in order to hear the executives speak openly about their plans.

In the “Pebble Tapes,” the two mining executives speak openly about their plans to build a large, long-term mine at Bristol Bay’s headquarters in western Alaska—not a small 20-year project, as the companies have said in official statements to the U.S. government.

Source: In Secretly-Recorded ‘Pebble Tapes,’ Mining Execs Reveal True Scope of 200-Year Project Planned for One of Earth’s ‘Most Pristine Ecosystems’ | Common Dreams News

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