Alaska lawmakers, Native group join dispute over Pebble mine
September 12, 2019
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...