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EPA to Hold Public Hearings in Anchorage

What: Stakeholders from numerous groups across Southwest Alaska will gather to make public statements regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s assessment of the Bristol Bay Watershed. Released last month, the assessment acknowledges that the watershed is home to the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery and large-scale mining project like Pebble could potentially harm the surrounding fish habitat.

Who: Commercial fishermen, Alaska Native tribes, Bristol Bay Native Corporation, Sport fishing guides, and other stakeholders of the Bristol Bay region.

Where: UAA Wendy Williamson Auditorium, on the corner of Lake Otis Parkway and Providence Drive

When: Monday, June 4th 5:30 pm

Aug 8, 2014 06:16 pm
 Posted by  Akidoc

I have an outside the box idea for Pebble Mine...
The problem is the toxic waste that will threaten the fisheries for centuries.
The proponents say it will be safe.
I propose that the mining company transport ALL the ore to Canada.
If they build a rail link between Canada and Alaska, our cost of goods will drop for EVERYTHING we import from the Lower 48. Rail is BY FAR he cheapest mode of shipping.
Barge the ore across Cook Inlet. Take it by rail to Canada BEFORE processing it.
Let the sludge sit IN CANADA for a few hundred years.
If they'll build a rail connection, we'll give them a break on our royalties.
It will be worth it in reduced cost of living for decades.
We get the jobs, royalties, and low-cost shipping.

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