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  • Rio Donates Stake in Pebble Project to Two Charities

    Rio Tinto Group, the world’s second- largest mining company, donated its 19 percent stake in an Alaskan copper project that’s faced criticism from environmental groups to two charities.

  • EPA Says Northern Dynasty Pebble Project May Harm Alaska Salmon

    Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd.’s proposed Pebble copper and gold mine in Alaska may threaten the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery, according to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency final assessment.

  • Jewelers Back Alaska Community Against Mining Plan, London's Times Reports

    Local campaigners against a plan by Anglo American Plc to mine copper and gold on the coast of Bristol Bay, Alaska, are supported by some of the world’s leading jewelers, including Tiffany & Co., Mappin & Webb Holdings Ltd., Watches of Switzerland Ltd. and Fraser Hart Ltd., the London-based Times reported.

  • EPA Warns of Risk to Salmon Posed by Alaskan Mine Project

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said large-scale salmon habitats may be harmed by mining near Bristol Bay, Alaska, where Anglo American Plc is working with a partner to study developing a new copper mine.

  • Republican Praise Hasn’t Ended Obama Pick’s 899-Day Wait

    During the 899 days he has waited for the Senate to vote on his nomination to a top job at the Environmental Protection Agency, Ken Kopocis has amassed compliments from Senate Republicans and a predecessor.

  • Rio Tinto Studies Selling Alaska Copper-Mine Stake

    Rio Tinto Group, the world’s second- largest mining company, is considering selling its stake in an Alaskan copper project as it cuts costs across its businesses.

  • Oil Execs' Celebration Ends; Now Comes the Grilling

    Four weeks ago, oil company executives were celebrating an Obama administration decision to expand drilling off the U.S. East Coast. Now, after a rig exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico, they face a grilling in Congress and tougher rules on how they do business.     Representative Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, on Thursday told chief executives from five companies that they will be called to appear before his committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. The companies include BP Plc, which leased the rig to drill the well that is now leaking 5,000 barrels a day into the waters off the coast of Louisiana.

  • Northern Dynasty Plunges as Anglo Exits Pebble: Vancouver Mover

    Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., a Canadian metals explorer, fell the most in 15 months after Anglo American Plc withdrew from a partnership to develop the Pebble copper project in Alaska.

  • U.S. Postpones Virginia Offshore Drilling Plan After Gulf of Mexico Spill

    The U.S. Interior Department said it will postpone public meetings on a plan to allow oil and natural-gas drilling off of Virginia’s coast as it reviews “safety issues” related to the Gulf of Mexico rig explosion.

  • U.S. Delays Public Meetings on Offshore Drilling After BP Spill in Gulf

    The U.S. Interior Department halted offshore drilling permits until at least the end of May and delayed public meetings on expanding drilling as an oil slick began to come ashore in Louisiana from a damaged BP Plc well.

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