Monterey Bay fishermen catch salmon as far away as Alaska. A proposed copper mine there poses a local threat.

TOM DIMAGGIO IS 96 YEARS OLD AND BLESSED WITH A FULL HEAD OF NEATLY COMBED WHITE HAIR AND A WARM HANDSHAKE. A fisherman for his whole career, he’s been retired for over 20 years and remains a vibrant member of the fishing community – only these days, the community is far from the dock and instead gathers at the East Village Coffee Lounge in Monterey to while away weekday mornings, sipping espresso and swapping stories.

Opinion: Fishermen need Sen. Murkowski’s support against Pebble Mine

As commercial fishermen convene in Juneau this week for spring meetings and Sen. Lisa Murkowski delivers her annual address to the Legislature, we’ll be listening and hoping for clear indications that she has our backs when it comes to ensuring that our Bristol Bay businesses and fisheries are given a fair shake in the federal permitting underway for the proposed Pebble Mine.

Threat from Pebble Mine takes another step toward reality with release of environmental review

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement today concerning the current Bristol Bay mining plan proposed by Pebble Limited Partnership. Along with 3,000-plus-pages of documents, the Corps of Engineers announced it will open a 90-day public comment period, beginning March 1, to collect input.