Against the Mine

Explore the arguments against construction of the Pebble Mine from environmental, economic, and anthropological perspectives.

Read posts Opposting the Pebble Mine

For the Mine

Examine the potential benefits of the Pebble Mine. Understand the financial incentives for construction, as well as the possible benefits to local people and the economy as a whole.

Read posts Supporting the Pebble Mine

The Debate Continues

Read more about the continued argument over the Pebble Mine. Consider the issue from both sides, and weigh the consequences of every action.

Read posts that discuss threats and opportunities of the Pebble Mine

"Only after the last tree has been cut down. Only after the last river has been poisoned. Only after the last fish has been caught. Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten."

-Native American Proverb

Latest Posts

Pebble Mine Continues to Lose Support

It was recently announced that a mining company, Rio Tinto, plans to pull out of the Pebble Mine project. Rio Tinto was one of the last large mining companies with remaining investment in the mine, owning a 19% share. Rio Tinto is not the first major company to retract support- last September the Anglo-American Corporation, […]

Ecosystem-Based Management and Keystone Species

According to the Ecosystem-Based Management Tools Network, ecosystem-based management (EBM) “considers the whole ecosystem, including humans and the environment, rather than managing one issue or resource in isolation.”  But one of the key aspects of EBM is listed as “Incorporating understanding of ecosystem processes and how ecosystems respond to environmental perturbations.”  When it comes to Sockeye […]

Holistic Management for Complex Salmon Systems

As discussed in an early post, salmon play an extremely important role in supplying nutrients and energy to both freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems. The article “Pacific Salmon in Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems” describes this role in more detail and discusses management and conservation considerations. Salmon runs provide a massive amount of biomass to inland streams. […]

The Pebble Mine in Popular Media

The debate over the Pebble Mine has been expanding beyond mining interests, fishermen, and environmentalist. A documentary entitled "Red Gold" was released in 2008, and has received a lot of attention. Although the documentary has performed very well in film festivals, the Pebble Partnership has accused it of misrepresenting facts about the mine. View the teaser for "Red Gold" to the right.