By now, Alaskans have come to the unfortunate realization that the proposed Pebble Mine — a potentially massive gold and copper mine owned by a Vancouver company — is not dead. A new administration in Washington, D.C. that is taking a vastly different approach to resource management is giving fresh life to a proposal to build a mine in an ecologically sensitive and economically important area of the state.
AUGUST 25, 2017, 8:41 AM| Alaska has both a surging salmon fishing industry and gold mining industry. But a mining company's proposal to build what could be the biggest gold and copper mine in the world may be toxic to the salmon population. It's causing some to question what's worth more: the salmon or the gold? Bill Weir reports.
While the new advisory committee for the Pebble Partnership met for the first-time in Anchorage on Monday, opponents of the Pebble Mine gathered outside for a rally.
JUNEAU — Several groups critical of a proposed copper and gold mine near the headwaters of a major Alaska salmon fishery have refused a meeting invitation from the project’s developers and instead are planning a protest rally next week.