When most people think of what’s at stake with Pebble, they think of the damage that will occur to Bristol Bay’s invaluable watersheds and the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery. The commercial fishery generates nearly $700 million annually.
They also think of sport fishing visitors, and residents dependent on salmon for food. It’s important to also consider the negative effects Pebble would have on bears. Hamilton wants people to understand the consequences Pebble would have on not just McNeil, but brown bears across the Alaska Peninsula and Bristol Bay.
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