Dispute over Pebble Mine heats up

Posted: Friday, November 26, 2010

ANCHORAGE - The fight over the Pebble Mine is heating up again, with lawyers filing pre-trial motions and arguing over evidence for an upcoming trial in Anchorage Superior Court.

A spokesman for the Pebble Mine said Thursday most of the information requested by the opposition for an upcoming trial will remain confidential. But spokesman Mike Heatwole says some information will be produced.

Pebble lawyers argued the information was confidential. Spokesman Mike Heatwole says Superior Court Judge Eric Aarseth mostly agreed Wednesday, while also issuing an order that some information on more than 1,000 bore holes be produced immediately.

A coalition of eight Bristol Bay village corporations is trying to stop development of the huge copper and gold mine in southwest Alaska.

The trial is set for Dec. 6.

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