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Posted 5.19.12 by Renewable Resources Coalition
Bristol Bay is in danger
Bristol Bay, home to the greatest remaining salmon fishery in the world, is in grave danger. One of the globe’s largest mining conglomerates wants to put an enormous open pit mine at the headwaters of the Bay. No large copper mine on earth has been developed without destroying the waters around it and no such mine has ever been developed in a place like Bristol Bay.
The Pebble Mine would have devastating consequences for Alaska’s salmon population and would destroy the region’s world class sport fishing opportunities, local subsistence fishing with a 10,000 year history, and a commercial fishing industry that employs 7,000 workers and generates $300 million a year.