Alaska lawmakers, Native group join dispute over Pebble mine

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska lawmakers and a Native corporation have joined the dispute over a Canadian company’s potential investment in a large

copper and gold mining project.

The Anchorage Daily News reported Monday that Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy wrote a July letter supporting investment in the Pebble

Mine by Wheaton Precious Metals.

Dunleavy’s letter came after groups opposed to Pebble wrote to Wheaton President Randy Smallwood discouraging its involvement.

A group of 20 state lawmakers sent a letter Monday telling Smallwood that Dunleavy had downplayed public opposition to the proj...

 

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