Against the Mine

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

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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

Scientists Compose Collective Letter Against Mine

Recently a group of 360 scientists endorsed a letter asking the   United States Environmental Protective Agency’s Administrator Gina McCarthy to shut down plans for the creation of the Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay Alaska.  This letter is one of many collaborated efforts to stop the possibility of placing a large scale open-pit mine in […]

The Pebble Mine Threat

In order to understand the controversy surrounding the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska, we must first understand the potential threats the mine poses.  As pointed out by Kelly J. Cunningham in her Master’s thesis Bristol Bay and the Pebble Project: Red or Gold?, the   most important potential victim of the mine is the wild Sockeye salmon. […]

Public Perceptions of the Proposed Pebble Mine

Yesterday, a group of stakeholders met in D.C. to oppose to the development of the Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska, calling on the recently released EPA assessment. This group consisted of members of the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC), commercial fishermen, business owners, and concerned citizens. They drew upon scientific and legal data in […]

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.