Op-Ed: Alaska’s Pebble Mine Somehow Just Got Worse

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It’s not just salmon that are threatened by the proposed Pebble Mine.

The McNeil River State Game Sanctuary and Refuge, as it’s officially called, is one of the most protected places in the entire state, and rightfully so. Now 51 years old, the 200-square-mile sanctuary and surrounding refuge are an example of real forward thinking in a state whose politicians are not often known for putting conservation ahead of resource extraction.

Now, though, love of gold threatens McNeil.

LINK (via: Outside Online)

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