World’s largest pit mine planned for SW Alaska

I hadn’t heard about this until I read the Denver Post today.

Proposed mine could have dreadful impact. By Charlie Meyers. Denver Post

The project would have a huge impact on wild salmon fisheries in Alaska. It also involves two dams, one larger than the Three Gorges Dam in China.

As usual in the Bush Administration, the BLM is facilitating the matter even as opposition in Alaska and elsewhere grows.

Here is a link to one of many grassroots opponents of the mine, the Renewable Resources Coalition. “Pebble Mine- Bristol Bay, Alaska: The Pebble Open Pit Gold & Copper Mine puts at risk the most spectacular and abundant ecosystem in North America.”

4 Responses to “World’s largest pit mine planned for SW Alaska”

  1. Alan Gregory Says:

    Ted Williams wrote about this for Fly Rod & Reel magazine. I think this is a workable link: http://www.flyrodreel.com/index.php/page/issues/id/19174

  2. Dean Malencik Says:

    Fishing businesses decry large mine proposed for Alaska see http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/12/11/america/NA_GEN_US_Mine_Fishing.php

  3. Greg Capito Says:

    The proposed mine is to be located in Southwest Alaska near Bristol Bay not Southeast Alaska. These two regions are geographically different and a thousand miles apart.

    Thanks for catching the typo, Greg. I just fixed it. RM

  4. Saundra Fletcher Says:

    I live in Alaska, and we are absolutely outraged about the Pebble mine project. Northern Dynasty needs to be told to go home. Now.


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