15 Apr '11, 8pm

The fight to stop Alaska's Pebble Mine went global this week

The fight to stop Alaska's Pebble Mine went global this week

The international campaign against the proposal to build the massive Pebble Mine above Bristol Bay in southwest Alaska moved to London this week. Rio Tinto, one of the backers of the proposed mega-mine, held its annual general meeting of shareholders at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center near Westminster Abbey, and environmental and human rights groups from around the world gathered to question the company’s board about a long list of mining ventures gone bad for the communities around them. Groups from Indonesia, Australia, Mongolia, Utah, the Upper Michigan Peninsula, Alaska, and elsewhere were represented, and, as in years past, a significant part of the three-hour meeting was devoted to hearing about these projects. NRDC is there too, along with Kimberly Williams, Executive Director of Nunamta Aulukestai (“Keepers of the Land” in Yupik), an association of nine vi...

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