Bristol Bay http://kplu.org en Pebble Mine opponents put value of Bristol Bay fishery at $1.5 billion http://kplu.org/post/pebble-mine-opponents-put-value-bristol-bay-fishery-15-billion <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Though it’s thousands of miles away, a </span><a href="http://dnr.alaska.gov/mlw/mining/largemine/pebble/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">proposed mine</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for gold and copper in Alaska’s Bristol Bay threatens to destroy the livelihood of thousands of people in the Puget Sound area.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Seattle’s fleet of commercial fishermen and seafood processors have been a big part of the<a href="http://www.savebristolbay.org/about-the-bay/about-pebble-mine" target="_blank"> opposition to the so-called Pebble Mine</a>.</p><p>A new economic report puts the value of Bristol Bay’s salmon at <a href="http://fishermenforbristolbay.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/CFBB-ISER-full-report-FINAL-4-19-2013.pdf" target="_blank">$1.5 billion per year</a>,&nbsp;and says more than a quarter of the jobs it generates are located in Washington state.</p><p> Fri, 10 May 2013 03:04:09 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 8733 at http://kplu.org Pebble Mine opponents put value of Bristol Bay fishery at $1.5 billion Seattle packs EPA Hearing on Alaska's proposed Pebble Mine http://kplu.org/post/seattle-packs-epa-hearing-alaskas-proposed-pebble-mine <p>It was standing room only at the federal building in Seattle, where the Environmental Protection Agency held its <a href="http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/ECOCOMM.NSF/bristol+bay/bristolbay">first hearing</a> Thursday on Alaska&rsquo;s Bristol Bay fishery.</p><p>At issue is the potential effects of a proposed gold and copper mine there. The <a href="http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/ECOCOMM.NSF/bristol+bay/bristolbay">assessment </a>looks at mining in general, though concern has arisen over a huge project known as the Pebble Mine.</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 17:49:15 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5165 at http://kplu.org Seattle packs EPA Hearing on Alaska's proposed Pebble Mine Bristol Bay votes to block Pebble Mine operation http://kplu.org/post/bristol-bay-votes-block-pebble-mine-operation <p>DILINGHAM, Alaska &ndash; Environmentalist groups are celebrating a victory in a remote corner of southeast Alaska. Residents near Bristol Bay have voted to try to block one of North America&#39;s largest open pit mining operations.</p><p>It&#39;s proposed for a spot next to one of the world&#39;s most productive salmon fisheries.</p><p> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 00:55:03 +0000 Northwest News Network 2937 at http://kplu.org Bristol Bay votes to block Pebble Mine operation 'Save Bristol Bay Road Show' to highlight risk to jobs in Seattle http://kplu.org/post/save-bristol-bay-road-show-highlight-risk-jobs-seattle <p>It&rsquo;s thousands of miles away, but supporters of a campaign to stop a controversial mine proposal in Alaska say it would harm more than just the pristine ecosystem where it&rsquo;s located.</p><p>They&rsquo;re launching a &ldquo;<a href="http://www.savebristolbay.org/roadshow">Save Bristol Bay Road Show</a>&rdquo; in Seattle tonight, claiming the city&rsquo;s fishing industry could lose thousands of jobs if the mine is built.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 17 Oct 2011 11:30:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2906 at http://kplu.org 'Save Bristol Bay Road Show' to highlight risk to jobs in Seattle