The concerns of many fishing and sportsmen’s groups, environmentalists and local Alaskans have risen over the proposed Pebble open-pit copper/gold mine in southwest Alaska. Here I have superimposed an image of the mine footprint over Washington DC, using Google Earth Pro, to demonstrate the size of the proposed open-pit mine and the tailings and […]
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Pebble is a proposed open-pit copper/gold mine located in southwest Alaska, near Lake Iliamna, within the watershed of Bristol Bay. Environmental, fishing and sportsmen’s groups are concerned about the impact mining in this region could have on Alaska’s wild salmon fishery, an industry worth $400 million annually to the Alaskan economy. Watch a short trailer […]
It’s been a while since we’ve written about the proposed Pebble open-pit copper/gold mine in southwest Alaska. In January 2007 one of the world’s biggest mining companies, Rio Tinto, increased it’s ownership stake in Northern Dynasty Minerals to almost 20%, a clear sign that they are banking on ultimate approval of the Pebble mine by […]
What could become one of the world’s biggest open-pit gold mines, called the Pebble Mine, is being proposed in southwest Alaska. Opponents of the plan, including sportsmen, commercial fisherman, many native Alaskans, and former Alaska governor Jim Hammond, are concerned that the mine could affect the economically important wild-salmon fishing and tourism industries. The mine […]
Alice Foster discovered her love for geology at Brown University, and meandered onto SkyTruth’s path.
My name is Alice Foster, and I started as an intern at SkyTruth this past January. But my journey to SkyTruth was a bit unexpected. Until recently, I was somewhat unenthusiastic about science, although I was interested in conservation issues. But after a few minutes in my first geology class, I was hooked.