LISTEN: The fallout from Pebble recordings continues

Tom Collier resigned as CEO of Pebble Limited Partnership after revealing how his company exerts political influence on video secretly recorded. (Screengrab/Environmental Investigation Agency)

Tom Collier, CEO of the Pebble Limited Partnership, resigned this week after secretly recorded conversations were released, showing him boasting about his influence with GOP politicians. Pebble Mine opponents say it is just scapegoating. Gov. Dunleavy denies he served as Pebble’s messenger to the White House. Sen. Murkowski is furious.

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Alaska Public Media’s Casey Grove and Liz Ruskin discuss the fallout, and how the tapes may influence the Sen. Dan Sullivan’s re-election bid.


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Liz Ruskin covers Alaska issues in Washington as the network's D.C. correspondent. She was born in Anchorage and is a West High grad. She has degrees from the University of Washington and the University of Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia. She previously worked at the Homer News, the Anchorage Daily News and the Washington bureau of McClatchy Newspapers. She also freelanced for several years from the U.K. and Japan, in print and radio. Liz has been APRN’s Washington, D.C. correspondent since October 2013. She's @lruskin on Twitter. She welcomes your news tips at lruskin (at) alaskapublic (dot) org  | About Liz

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