NO PEBBLE MINE Pictures From Ground Zero by Robert Glenn Ketchum
Since 1998, I have been working to protect southeast Alaska, and the fishery of Bristol Bay. The fishery is an annually renewable, BILLION-dollar-a-year industry that employs thousands and thousands of workers in multiple states. 2021 provided the largest commercial salmon catch in history (64-million+). There is no intelligent reason to allow the proposed development of the Pebble mine to go forward and imperil these resources. The United Tribes of Bristol Bay, the United Fishermen of Alaska, Trout Unlimited, Trustees For Alaska, and the Natural Resources Defense Council, all oppose the development. Even Alaskan Senator, Lisa Murkowski, has stated her opposition. The momentum is building. Now is the time to SAY NO TO THE PEBBLE MINE permanently!
~Robert Glenn Ketchum
NO PEBBLE MINE #471:
People are not the only ones fishing the numerous streams and rivers that feed into Lake Iliamna. This is serious bear country, and boy do they love a good salmon run. The run is on in this river (above) and the white dots are dozens of seagulls that are feasting on the expired salmon carcasses. Difficult to see in this shot, so you will have to look closely, are three bear along the lakeshore. On the spit, above where the river flows into the lake, just before the greenery terminates, there is a mother and cub, then several more yards up that shoreline is another single bear ambling along. On this day we were flying over the south shore of Iliamna which has many inflowing streams and rivers, and salmon were running in ALL of them. It was a bear pig-out, and we counted 24 during our journey.
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