The deadline for submitting comments about the draft EIS is July 1. The Corps will consider all comments received by that date before finalizing the document and making a permit decision. To date, about 8,400 public comments have been uploaded to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement website with more incoming, according to a release from the Corps. The Army Corps of Engineers (“ACE”) Draft Environmental Impact Statement does not address the potential economic impacts to these existing local jobs and economy, according to Dunne. Mike Heatwole VP Public Affairs, Pebble Partnership: “Some of the top line findings that we have been talking about heavily focus on the fact that the project would not heavily impact either Bristol Bay or the Cook Inlet.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will look at a resolution at their meeting on Tuesday that asks the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to consider the economic impacts to the bear viewing industry in regards to the Pebble Mine. The resolution is on the consent agenda for the borough assembly meeting on Tuesday, June 18, at 6pm. The resolution was sponsored by Assemblymember Willy Dunne who wrote in a memo to the assembly, the Pebble transportation corridor and export facility proposed to be sited in lower Cook Inlet would be located in the heart of large concentrations of brown bears, an area which bear viewing businesses depend upon for their livelihood.