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BBC goes to Bristol Bay

webmaster  -  Jul 25, 2013  -  , , , , , , , ,  -  No Comments
The bitter battle over Alaska’s salmon WRITTEN BY: Stephen Sackur PUBLISHED: July 23, 2013 To read full article, visit www.bbc.co.uk   Alaska’s fishing community and mining industry are engaged in a bitter battle, with fishermen arguing that a planned gold mine risks poisoning the waters where Pacific salmon spawn. The

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Bristol Bay fishermen team up with major retailers and chefs to raise awareness of legendary salmon run, Pebble Mine threat

webmaster  -  Jul 18, 2013  -  , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  -  No Comments
July 15, 2013 Seattle, WA – Alaska’s Bristol Bay salmon fishery is winding down, with fishermen already having harvested well over 15 million sockeye salmon. Meanwhile, thousands of grocery stores are telling their customers about Bristol Bay sockeye, the world’s largest sustainable salmon run – and the threat that hangs

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski criticizes planners of proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska

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WRITTEN BY: Trevor Graff McClatchy Washington Bureau PUBLISHED: July 09, 2013 To read full article, visit www.mcclatchydc.com WASHINGTON — Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, this week called for the release of Pebble Partnership’s detailed plans and a timeline for developing the Pebble Mine site near the headwaters of Bristol Bay in

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Compass: No matter the details, Pebble has a mine plan

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WRITTEN BY: Lindsey Bloom and Brian Kraft, Anchorage Daily News PUBLISHED: January 05, 2013 To read full article, visit www.adn.com   If there’s one thing politicians have in common, it’s the abiding faith that if they say something over and over again, that it will become true (at least in

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The Gift that Gives Back

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We want to make you a social media star, and send you a beautiful photo! Hi, this is Jorden Greiner from Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay (CFBB). That’s me in the photo (on the right), with Kat Carscallen and Ben Blakey at our booth last month at Pacific Marine Expo.

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Why former Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski is wrong about Pebble

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Bristol Bay commercial fisherman and BP oil worker Mel Brown writes why Former Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski misses the mark on Pebble Mine comparisons. Brown hits the mark when he says, “The Pebble debate is not about environmental interests battling an environmental threat. To the contrary, it is about local

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Commercial fishermen applaud EPA’s review process for Bristol Bay report

webmaster  -  Nov 09, 2012  -  , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  -  No Comments
For Immediate Release Friday, November 9, 2012 For more information:   Bob Waldrop, executive director, Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association, bdrop@bbrsda.com; 907-223-1588   Commercial fishermen applaud EPA’s peer review process for Bristol Bay assessment; Call on President for swift action to protect fishery, jobs, and economy Anchorage – Commercial

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‘Boom, Bust, Boom': We need the Pebble Mine like the plague

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By Joel Reynolds Published: October 29, 2012 Visit full article at www.huffingtonpost.com   Last month, Grover Norquist surprised a lot of people when he appeared to take up the cause of renewable energy, noting in a Politico column that copper is a necessary component of wind turbines. In his view,

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Independence or Co-Dependence: The Keystone Center and the Pebble Mine

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When a mining partnership, having already spent hundreds of millions of dollars to advance its proposed mine, hires a consultant to conduct an “independent scientific review,” there is reason to be skeptical. This is the situation in the Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska, where the Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP)

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Op-ed: Proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay threatens Seattle’s salmon industry

webmaster  -  Sep 26, 2012  -  , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  -  No Comments
Unless the Environmental Protection Agency takes action to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay from a mega-mine proposed by foreign mining interests, our salmon jobs and businesses in Seattle could be lost, according to guest columnists Mark Liffmann and Michael Brian Orr. By Mark Liffmann and Michael Brian Orr Special to The

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