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Pebble Exec Resigns After Being Caught On Tape Boasting Of His GOP Ties

“Tom Collier, who stood to get a $12.4 million bonus if Pebble Mine went ahead, resigned in the wake of secretly recorded talks with environmentalists posing as potential investors”

“Mining executive Tom Collier, who boasted in secretly taped conversations that he had leveraged his ties to Republican officials to advance a controversial project in Alaska, resigned Wednesday.

Collier, CEO of the Pebble Limited Partnership, offered his resignation a day after the group Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released recordings of Zoom calls in which he talked of currying favor with the White House and Alaska lawmakers to win federal approval for a massive gold and copper mine.

Collier and Ronald Thiessen, CEO of the Canadian parent company, Northern Dynasty Minerals, were recorded separately suggesting that GOP politicians would not block Pebble Mine even though some had raised concerns about its environmental impact.”

Juliet Eilperin reports for the Washington Post September 23, 2020.


“Chief Executive of Embattled Alaskan Mine Project Resigns” (New York Times)

“In Secret Tapes, Mine Executives Detail Their Sway Over Leaders From Juneau To The White House” (Washington Post)