With urging from Alaska Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the Pebble Mine comment period for an additional 30 days, meaning public comments can be submitted through June 29.
— Anchorage Daily News (@adndotcom) May 3, 2019
Also, it’s been reported that the Pebble Partnership spent $4.4 million in Washington lobbying since President Trump took office after the 2016 election. The news of both items has brought out a lot of social media reactions:
— United Tribes of BB (@UnitedTribes_BB) May 3, 2019
The folks behind the proposed #PebbleMine are so unpopular, they have to buy their friends. And they just bought a powerful D.C. lobbyist. https://t.co/DpsTOSTpOD #SaveBristolBay #NoPebbleMine pic.twitter.com/8x2XqSG2cx
— Trout Unlimited (@TroutUnlimited) May 1, 2019
??…this is an amazing post to me! U have mastered the art of being the ultimate politician (NOT a compliment). How could I take this seriously when you provide cover for those trying to run out the clock on #pebblemine by asking for an unneeded comment period extension?
— Frank Altrui (@Nevershy2share) May 3, 2019
What happened to your streamlining permitting bill Lisa? Didn’t you say we need mineral independence? Oh right, not when it means you actually have to show some Integrity. And again, the science of #pebblemine is clear – it’s safe. It’s amazing how you bow to a narrative of lies.
— Jake (@MinerJake22) May 3, 2019
?CAN WE DO THIS SENSIBLY LISA?!
?Pebble Mine will be disastrous to Alaska @ Alaskans!
YOU KNOW IT TOO.
— Arctic_Char (@Arctic__char) May 3, 2019