EPA sets hearing in Seattle on Alaska Bristol Bay Gold Mine issue – Seattle PI


Given the number of both present and past Alaska fishermen in our area, I thought I’d repost this from the Seattle online paper. Some of you might be interested in going and putting in your two cents. Obviously, a gold mine of this size upstream of the last massive wild salmon run in Alaska, is a subject worthy of debate.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is scheduled to hold a public hearing in Seattle next Thursday on whether the world’s greatest salmon fishery — at Alaska’s Bristol Bay — can coexist with a gargantuan proposed gold, copper and molybdenum mine.
The session, on May 31 at 2 p.m. in the Federal Building, is likely to hear from Puget Sound-area fishers and restaurant owners who oppose the proposed Pebble Mine on economic as well as environmental grounds.

Joel Connelly asks: Can Bristol Bay salmon survive big mine?

http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2012/05/24/can-bristol-bay-salmon-survive-big-mine-epa-sets-hearing/

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