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Begich advocates the Alaskan way in Sitka the luncheon was the protection of Alaskan fisheries. He spoke to the Juneau Empire recently about the dangers open-pit mining in British Columbia pose to southeast Alaska in light of the Mount Polley tailings dam breach one month ago. Southeast...
My Turn: Applying environmental protection where it matters

The prospects for massive open pit mining in the Bristol Bay watershed suffered a major setback last week. The Environmental Protection Agency published a proposed determination...
Protect Bristol Bay salmon from mine

...Peninsula Clarion) in support of the proposed Pebble Mine. If the Pebble Mine goes through, it will be the biggest open pit mining operation in North America, and will be located at the headwaters of the Nushagak and Kvichak rivers. The author...
Pebble Mine poses world-class problems

...future depends on it. This is the same thing that was asked in Montana and other areas of the United States where open pit mining became a reality. Small venture companies like Northern Dynasty make promise after promise that they aren't able...
Village opposes Pebble Mine

...Are you all aware that no place in the world with open-pit mining has not had major environmental problems? In fact...permits. The state of Montana had completely outlawed open-pit mining because of the extensive damage that had been done...
Alaska Digest

...the minerals are under a thin layer of gravel, they're configured in a way that would make for very low cost, open-pit mining, Youngman said. "It's a world-class mineral district," Youngman told the Alaska Miners Association annual...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...April, at which time the public review would begin. Fort Knox has not yet submitted its reclamation plan for the open-pit mining operation. Exploration results have identified about 180,000 ounces of gold reserves. The company anticipates...
Salmon and pit mines are a bad partnership

...have studied the long- and short-term effects of open-pit mining and have come to the crystal clear conclusion that...resource and career pathway. I encourage you to study open-pit mining and then imagine what will happen if an open-pit...
My Turn: Protect Alaska's wild salmon

A few years back, our Bristol Bay commercial fishermen were hurting from the bottom falling out of the salmon market.
My turn: Bristol Bay is big enough

...hunter in the Bristol Bay area. Also, I've been a power generation and water treatment operator, a holder of an open-pit mining certificate and supervisor of a bulk ship loading operation. I favor protecting the Iliamna/Bristol Bay fishery...


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