06 Jul '11, 6pm

What do locals thing of the proposed Pebble Mine? "Self-Destruction." Watch:

What do locals thing of the proposed Pebble Mine? "Self-Destruction." Watch:

Bristol Bay is synonymous with wild salmon. Each year tens of millions of salmon return to the pristine rivers and streams of southwest Alaska, fueling one of the most productive commercial, recreational, and subsistence fisheries in the world -- sustaining the people, communities, and wildlife of Bristol Bay for thousands of years. Since large mines inevitably contaminate their surroundings, and since copper in amounts of only a few parts per billion over background levels is toxic to salmon, the Pebble Mine is a disaster in the making – a toxic time-bomb if ever there was one. The risks of Pebble Mine are staggering, unavoidable, and unacceptable. I’ve seen no one express this more eloquently, in fewer words, than Bristol Bay native Holly Wysocki. I met her recently in Dillingham, where, like so many people in the region at this time of year, she was feverishly in the mi...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/jreynolds/pebble_mine_s...

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