"Months after the funding was approved, state legislators still haven't decided how to proceed with a study of the proposed Pebble copper and gold mine.
The Legislative Council -- put in charge of the project -- remains in a muddle about what questions should be asked about Pebble. Some legislators aren't convinced a study is a good idea at this time.
If built, Pebble would be one of the country's biggest mines, employing hundreds of people for decades. But the project is hugely controversial among fishermen, Native villagers and environmentalists because of its massive size and its location in the headwaters of two of the five major rivers that feed Bristol Bay's world-class salmon runs."
Elizabeth Bluemink reports for the Anchorage Daily News November 1, 2010.