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Frontline report on Pebble Mine coming July 24
Posted 7.20.12 by Renewable Resources Coalition
FRONTLINE will air its report on the Pebble Mine issue on Alaska’s public television stations on Tuesday, July 24.
A video trailer and link to local listings is at http://ow.ly/cmhEJ
Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television’s flagship public affairs series with its broadcast documentaries on the critical issues of our times.
Here’s how FRONTLINE summarizes the film:
The Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska is home to the last great wild sockeye salmon fishery in the world. It’s also home to enormous mineral deposits—copper, gold, molybdenum—estimated to be worth over $300 billion. Now, two foreign mining companies are proposing to extract this mineral wealth by digging one of North America’s largest open-pit mines, the “Pebble Mine,” at the headwaters of Bristol Bay. FRONTLINE travels to Alaska to probe the fault lines of a growing battle between those who depend on this extraordinary fishery for a living, the mining companies who are pushing for Pebble, and the political framework that will ultimately decide the outcome.