Alaskans won't get vote on mining ban
Opponents of Pebble submitted ballot initiative that would have prevented release of pollutants and waste disposal near water
Last updated 7/29/2007 at Noon
Alaska's Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell has denied an application for a statewide ballot initiative submitted by three Bristol Bay residents who are concerned about the possible development of the Pebble project. Parnell followed the advice of the Department of Law in a June 21 memorandum to deny a vote on the Alaska Clean Water Initiative. The proposed law would have placed sweeping restrictions on the...