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April 8, 2014 at 6:45 AM

More wise flight from the Pebble Mine project in Alaska’s Bristol Bay

A proposed gold, copper and molybdenum mine for Alaska’s salmon-rich Bristol Bay is a truly bad idea. Yet another investor apparently agrees, and is heading to the exit. Bristol Bay, Alaska(Los Angeles Times photo/Luis Sinco) Rio Tinto, described in a Wall Street Journal article as a “mining titan,” is handing off its 19 percent share of the proposed…


Comments | Topics: Pebble Mine, rio tinto, salmon

June 12, 2013 at 7:10 AM

West Coast senators want Alaska’s Bristol Bay protected

The federal Environmental Protection Agency is collecting public comments through the end of June on a proposed mining operation near Alaska’s salmon-rich Bristol Bay. In a pointed letter to President Obama, five West Coast senators expressed their concerns about the fishery resources and regional economic bounty threatened by the massive project. The June 10 letter to…


Comments | Topics: Alaska, Bristol Bay, Pebble Mine