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September 18, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Anglo American pulls out of Pebble Mine project in Alaska

Good news for environment, fishermen These waters flow into Bristol Bay, Alaska, above which the proposed Pebble Mine would sit. [Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times] As someone involved in the Bristol Bay commercial fishing industry for three decades, both as a fisherman and an owner of a supporting business, I was pleased to read that mining giant…

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June 6, 2013 at 6:02 AM

Bristol Bay construction

Protect jobs Your editorial about Bristol Bay and the Pebble copper mine was biased and naive [“Editorial: Protect Bristol Bay,” Opinion, June 2]. The environment absolutely needs protection, but people need jobs, too. You completely ignored a study that shows Pebble could create 16,000 high-paying jobs across the country, and because the supplies would mostly be…

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June 5, 2013 at 6:03 AM

Bristol Bay construction

Bay is sustainable, creates jobs I appreciate that The Seattle Times recognizes the incredible economic contributions and jobs of the Bristol Bay salmon fishery and how much that means to Washington state [“Editorial: Protect Bristol Bay,” Opinion, June 2]. The Times calls it right when it says Bristol Bay’s American jobs and sustainable natural environment…

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Comments | Topics: Alaska, Bristol Bay, fishing