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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: Impact, science of mining near Bristol Bay are clear

...beluga whales and bears to bald eagles and rainbow trout. And this life-giving ecosystem is what is at stake if an open pit mining operation is allowed to move forward and destabilize the region. Until last month, Canadian mining company Northern...
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...
Villagers side with SEACC on mine suit

Due to their fears about open-pit mining near Lake Iliamna, some Bristol Bay Native communities have rallied behind the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council's lawsuit...
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...
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...
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...
Sixth-grade students delve into mining opportunities

...veteran Jerry Harmon gave them a firsthand introduction to underground hard-rock mining. The children learned about open pit mining, dredging, hydraulic mining and sluicing. They learned about the history of the Alaska-Juneau gold mine - how...
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...
New group counters critics of Pebble Mine

...Truth About Pebble members say opposition groups are portraying the project inaccurately with alarming pictures of open-pit mining. The attempts to block Pebble before permitting begins are "un-Alaskan and un-American" and "bullies" shouldn't...


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