Recent Pebble Mine news includes results of a statewide poll showing the majority of Alaskans oppose the proposed mine, and an article detailing the growth in the mining industry this year. Public Radio International also discussed the Pebble Mine issue in an interview with KDLG news director Mike Mason.
“Poll results show a majority of Alaskans do not approve of Pebble Mine” (November 14, 2011 – Alaska Native News)
A new poll commissioned by Bristol Bay Native Corporation shows that 54% of Alaskans oppose Pebble Mine. This article provides an overview of the polling results, which also include Alaskans’ thoughts on the economy, major issues facing Alaska, and elected officials.
Read the entire story at Alaska Native News.
“Alaska mining records year of strong growth” (November 10, 2011 – Alaska Dispatch)
Alex DeMarban reports on the state of mining in Alaska. Numbers show that exploration spending has increased significantly, in part due to activity at the Pebble Mine prospect.
Read the entire article at AlaskaDispatch.com.
“Mining Jobs or Salmon in Alaska?” (November 4, 2011 – Public Radio International)
Earlier this month Public Radio International’s “Living on Earth” program interviewed Mike Mason, news director of public radio station KDLG in Dillingham, Alaska about the Pebble Mine issue.
Listen to the program (7 min, 45 sec).
Read the transcript.