Here's what Pebble Partnership CEO (Chief Enema Officer) John Shivley had to say while on a lobbying trip to D.C. last week.
“You have to understand that the reason five senators from the West Coast can write a letter about the salmon industry, is because so many salmon fisherman don’t live in Alaska,” he said on Capitol Hill. “They take our resource, and they go somewhere else to spend their money.”
Unfortunatley for John there are four multinational problems with his line of reasoning.
The Pebble Limited Partnership is 50% owned by London-based Anglo American and 50% owned by The Northern Dynasty Partnership, which is a wholly owned Canadian-based subsidiary of Northern Dynasty Minerals Limited. Important stockholders in Northern Dynasty Minerals Limited include Kennecott which is a wholly owned affiliate of Rio Tinto, a British-Australian multinational metals and mining corporation and Mitsubishi, a group of autonomous Japanese multinational companies.
So who really are the ones who are going to exploit the resources of Bristol Bay and spend the profits elsewhere? This is the same Shively who recently claimed the mine was going to add 15 billion dollars to the GDP of the United States.
This wasn't the only bullshit Shively was trying to spin.
He was also quoted as saying the commercial salmon industry in Alaska is losing its importance.
LINK via: KTOO)