Critics of a copper prospect in the Bristol Bay region who fear it could become a smaller version of its giant neighbor, Pebble, have launched an early campaign to stop it.
The so-called Groundhog prospect follows the same geological belt that supports Pebble, the proposed massive open-pit gold and copper mine a few miles to the south. Pebble has bitterly divided pro-development and conservation forces for years.
But unlike Pebble, an Alaska Native village corporation owns part of the Groundhog mineral claims on state land.
LINK (via: Alaska Dispatch News)