“Let’s stop Pebble Mine! You can comment today at the link below!”
– Rep. Geran Tarr on social media.
Tarr could be the most anti-resource development co-chair that the House Natural Resources committee has ever had.
The Pebble mine project, in its scaled down form, is proposed for State land set aside decades ago in Western Alaska for mining, and her committee has oversight for the Department of Natural Resources.
And yet, she has prejudged a proposal that will need permitting from that department.
Is Tarr saying that Pebble should not be allowed to go through the State permitting process? Will she be using her official capacity as a lawmaker to stop the project?
Gov. Bill Walker made similar anti-Pebble comments earlier this month, saying he had not been convinced the Pebble project would be safe for salmon. It was widely interpreted by the media as being opposed to the project.