Owners of Diamond Point deny Pebble use of property
Igiugig Village Council
Igiugig Village Council (IVC) responded May 26 to the news that the Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) applied to alter their Project Description to “Alternative 3 – North Road Only.” Igiugig Village Council is the owner of Iliaska Environmental LLC, the majority owner and operator of the Diamond Point rock quarry - a critical component in the “North Road Only” alternative.
The move by Pebble Limited Partnership deviates from the previous preferred alternative, known commonly as the “southern route” which included an ice-breaking ferry and a port at Amakdedori, a traditional fish camp of the people of Igiugig for countless generations.
Igiugig Village Council released the following statement:
"Pebble Limited Partnership’s plan for Diamond Point presented in the Environmental Impact Statement does not fit with our plans for Diamond Point, and should not be considered an acceptable alternative. The Corps continues to disregard our concerns, has failed in their trust responsibility to adequately consult with our tribe, and has not completed thorough analyses of the impacts this project will have on our people. Igiugig Village Council will continue to put the well-being of our people and our future generations first, as we have since time immemorial.”