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I realize ‘dumbification’ is not an actual word but what’s worse, an individual making up a word or a mining conglomerate’s unmitigated attempts at brainwashing Alaskans in their push to develop Pebble Mine.

The truth is slapping us in the face about Pebble, the Pebble Partnership, and Anglo American Mining. Do not minimize the recent violations from Anglo and the Pebble Partnership. The unauthorized use of water is a strong indicator of things to come.  

The actions of Pebble to ‘decide’ to not apply for permits in 2010 are now crystal clear. Their pre-emptive ‘decision’ is a carefully planned fabrication to dilute the news about the State of Alaska’s order to suspend Pebble’s permits for their water-use violations. This action by Pebble is a blatant attempt to obfuscate the public. 

Clean water is the life-blood of the Bristol Bay region. The Pebble Partnership’s indifference to the region’s water resources and the State of Alaska’s permitting process is unacceptable.

Pebble won’t apply for development permits in 2010

JANUARY 21, 2010 – 7:11 PM

That’s the word from the Pebble Partnership during a recent public debate about the proposed mine in Dillingham. It’s a delay in the company’s previous permitting schedule.

Pebble mine developers to pay fine over water-use violation

By ELIZABETH BLUEMINK

Published: February 12th, 2010 02:25 PM 

 The companies developing the massive Pebble mine prospect in Southwest Alaska have agreed to pay a $45,000 fine to the state for unauthorized use of water near its drilling sites.

State regulators said today they have suspended the permits needed for exploration at the Pebble copper and gold deposit. In a settlement agreement, the state has spelled out conditions that must be met before the permits are reinstated.

The settlement follows a state-led investigation that began after the Pebble Partnership reported the unauthorized water withdrawals in 2007, 2008 and 2009. The company said it discovered the violations last October. Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan signed the settlement agreement on Thursday.

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First there was Tiffany & Co saying no to Pebble Mine gold. Now Target is chiming in with there own policy saying no to farmed salmon and yes to wild Alaska salmon.

From ADN:

Target stores to sell Alaska salmon, drop farmed product

FRESH: Chain removes all farmed fish from stores in an “environment-friendly” plan.

http://www.adn.com/money/industries/fishing/story/1110716.html

Pebble won’t apply for development permits in 2010

JANUARY 21, 2010 – 7:11 PM

‘That’s the word from the Pebble Partnership during a recent public debate about the proposed mine in Dillingham. It’s a delay in the company’s previous permitting schedule.’

Dillingham vote on Pebble

JANUARY 11, 2010 – 12:41 PM

‘The Dillingham City Council voted 5-1 last Thursday to oppose “all large scale mining” including Pebble in the Nushagak and Mulchatna rivers watershed. The drainages empty into Bristol Bay below Dillingham.’

Things are looking up.

Retailers Who Support the Golden Rules: http://www.nodirtygold.org/supporting_retailers.cfm

The following retailers have taken the first step towards more responsible sourcing of gold by declaring their support for the Golden Rules. These Rules represent social, environmental, and human rights criteria for more responsible gold production. The No Dirty Gold campaign encourages these retailers to now actively pursue “cleaner” sources of gold and to demonstrate that they are meeting their sourcing commitment.

Alberto Parada

April Doubleday

Arlanch

Avasarah

Beaverbrooks*

Ben Bridge Jeweler

Birks & Mayors

Blair Lauren Brown

Blue Nile

Boscov’s

Boucheron

Brilliant Earth

Cartier

Chocolate Couture

Commemorative Brands

Cred Jewellery

Day’s Jewelers

Eight Centuries

Fair Trade in Gems and Jewelry

Fey & Co. Jewelers

F. Hinds*

Fifi Bijoux

Fortunoff (x)

Fraser Hart*

Fred Meyer and Littman Jewelers

Goldsmiths*

Green Diva Jewelry

Hacker Jewelers

Helzberg Diamonds

Henrich & Denzel GmbH

Herff Jones

Ingle & Rhode

Intergold

JCPenney

Jostens

Krikawa Jewelry Designs

Leber Jeweler

Lena Marie Echelle Designs

Mappin and Webb*

Michaels Jewelers

Nature’s Candy Designs, Ltd.

Open Source Minerals

Oria Jewellery

Piaget

QVC

Real Jewels

Reflective Images

Rideau Recognition Solutions

Sears Holdings Corp.

Security Jewelers

Signet Group

Stephen Fortner

The Clarity Project

Tiffany & Co.

Toby Pomeroy

TurningPoint (x)

Ultra Stores

Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Gundy

Victoria Casal USA (x)

Wal-Mart

Warren James*

Watches of Switzerland*

Whitehall Jewellers (x)

Zale Corp.

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