Sunday, September 09, 2007


From an article in the San Francisco Chronicle about the battle to stop the Pebble Mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay area:
Northern Dynasty officials scoff at what they call an alarmist campaign. "We know Bristol Bay is a sensitive area," said Sean Magee , vice president for public affairs. "But there've been tremendous changes in the mining industry in the past 25 years. These projects can be done safely now: Mining and fishing can coexist."
Common Sense:
"Most Americans will never get to Bristol Bay," said Brian Kraft , who owns a local fishing lodge and works for the conservation group Trout Unlimited. "But they see our bears playing in waterfalls on the Discovery Channel. They can experience the taste of wild salmon.
"They know that we can destroy places like this, but we can't create them."

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