U.S. Bureau of Land Management Puts Hold on Alaska Public Lands Give-Away

May 11, 2021 • Bonnie Gestring
Alaska Tribes, Community Members and Conservation Groups Share Their Appreciation In the last two weeks of the Trump Administration, the Interior Department rushed to open up tens of millions of acres of public lands to mining and oil and gas… More »

Pebble Mine: Investors worth $105 billion join the call for lasting protection for Bristol Bay from Pebble Mine

April 7, 2021 • Bonnie Gestring
This week, a group of fifty investors, worth over $105 billion, spoke out against the controversial Pebble Mine in southwest Alaska – a massive copper and gold mine that threatens the world’s largest and most productive wild salmon fishery.  These… More »

STIBNITE GOLD MINE: New mine plan needs a new environmental review!

March 18, 2021 • Bonnie Gestring
The massive open-pit Stibnite Mine would use cyanide to extract gold on public lands in the headwaters of Idaho’s Salmon River—one of the most cherished and economically important waterways in the northwest. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the… More »

The campaign to protect Southwest Oregon headwaters from strip mining gains momentum!

February 23, 2021 • Bonnie Gestring
The headwaters to some of our nation’s most unique and beautiful National Wild and Scenic Rivers are in Southwest Oregon. These emerald-hued waters flow through the botanical wonderland of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness to Redwood National Park and spectacular beaches of… More »

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The Biggest Alaska Public Land Crises You’ve Never Heard About

January 28, 2021 • Bonnie Gestring
In the final days of the Trump Administration, while all eyes were focused on the highly controversial decision to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, another effort was underway to open vast swaths of Alaska’s pristine public lands… More »

Pebble Mine Denied!

December 2, 2020 • Bonnie Gestring
A crucial victory, but lasting protections for Alaska’s Bristol Bay are still needed Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied the permit for the proposed Pebble Mine, saying that the massive gold and copper mine does not comply… More »

Morgan Stanley Drops Pebble Mine Shares

June 25, 2020 • Bonnie Gestring
The global investment banking firm, Morgan Stanley, has dropped 99% of its shareholdings in Northern Dynasty, the Canadian company behind the proposed Pebble Mine—a massive copper and gold mine that threatens the world’s largest wild salmon fishery at the headwaters… More »

Pebble Mine: Agency Experts Continue to Find Flaws and Unacceptable Impacts

May 13, 2020 • Bonnie Gestring
The latest comments from state and federal agency experts confirm what we’ve known all along: the proposed Pebble Mine is a disastrous project that should not be permitted. In February, the Army Corps of Engineers released an update of its… More »