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Pebble Mine
By Charlotte Tanner


October 15, 2007
Monday PM

I wish to thank Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, I hope she can get her Bills passed to undo the dirty work of our previous egregious Governor whose name I shall not mention.

I worked in Naknek, Alaska during the late 60's and early 70's, and find it nearly impossible to believe that the construction of this mine is being contemplated. Bristol Bay supplies us with all our Red Salmon. During the years I worked there, the summer season fishery supplied work, and food, for everybody living around Bristol Bay.

To think of constructing something that is as toxic as a mining operation on shakey ground, just leaves me dumbfounded. Everywhere in the world that mines operate, the land is poisoned, no matter what the Corporations promised beforehand. Then when the minerals are depleted they leave, leaving piles of toxic waste, oh perhaps they may get a fine or two, but that is nothing compared to a poisoned Bristol Bay.

It makes me sick to even think that this thing might happen. I eat canned Red Salmon regularly, are we going to let that disappear? The endangered Canned Red Salmon....

Charlotte Tanner
Louisville, KY

About: "Resident of Alaska since 1968, currently serving as an Americorps Volunteer in Louisville, KY."

Received October 12, 2007 - Published October 15, 2007


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