MIAMI (March 17, 2017) — Recognizing the enduring challenge of defending watersheds and resources, Nautilus Reels is pleased to support the efforts of Trout Unlimited’s Alaska Program and their work to protect Bristol Bay and the related ecosystems of the region with a unique customized reel.
As you all know, everything is bigger and better here in Texas, including our outdoor recreation opportunities. But, as much as we love to boast about how big and great we are as a state, there’s one place that’s even bigger and wilder – Alaska.
Early last year, the combination of bad P.R., spooked investors, declining copper prices, logistical and infrastructural challenges, unresolved court battles, and a proposed intervention by the Environmental Protection Agency seemed to have rendered Pebble an extreme long shot. Northern Dynasty’s stock, worth twenty-one dollars a share five years earlier, bottomed out at twenty-one cents.
Having been previously abandoned before by companies with pocketbooks that were far deeper than Northern Dynasty Minerals', Pebble is likely a dead duck, and Northern Dynasty's stock is potentially worthless.
During a hearing concerning Pebble's destructive footprint on Bristol Bay before the House Fisheries Committee this week, the following ad ran in the Juneau Empire demonstrating statewide opposition to the mining proposal
I hope the next generation can have security in knowing we protected this priceless resource, and are able to fish the same waters my family has for more that 60 years. Alaskans don't want the Pebble mine.
Fishermen and fish processors have rarely, if ever, been labeled environmentalists. We are, however, conservationists. We believe in sustainable exploitation of natural resources. We are pro-business and pro-progress but not at the expense of our critical habitat.
ANCHORAGE, AK – As Pebble Limited Partnership applied for new permits with the State early this month, an engineering consulting firm hired by Bristol Bay lodges, HMS Consulting, has estimated it could cost more than $2 million to clean up and reclaim Pebble’s storage facilities on State-owned land, assuming no weather or other unanticipated delays.