08/11/12 - 8:53pm
When it comes to the Pebble Mine project, most Alaskans are firmly rooted in one camp and their reasoning is based on politics, tradition and emotion.
We have heard the arguments again, and again, and again. One of the world’s biggest mines would be good for economics. But, the mine could be worse for the world’s best salmon fishery.
However, Peninsula residents now have a new lens through which to examine the Pebble Mine idea. This summer we saw our bread and butter — the Kenai River’s famous king salmon fishery — dip to a historic low.