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.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

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

  1. avatar 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. avatar 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. avatar 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. avatar 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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