Mining gold in Alaska salmon spawning grounds

Posted by Christine, October 17, 2011

NPR reports on a new mine in Alaska:

In southwest Alaska, officials are counting votes on a controversial initiative to stop an open-pit copper and gold mine. If passed, the initiative could stop the developers from getting permits they need to start digging at Pebble Mine. The mine’s location, near the spawning grounds for the largest sockeye salmon runs in the world, worries conservation groups, commercial fishermen and sport fishers.

I wondered, Did the fish get to vote?

The Bristol Bay Alliance is organizing opposition.

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