Letters to the Editor

Letter: Misleading Pebble ads

Don’t believe another misleading advertisement from the folks at Pebble: “Eight federal agencies... one conclusion,” the ad reads.

Yes, it’s one conclusion – that of the Pebble Partnership, whose profits will primarily benefit a foreign company.

Part of the environmental review process is federal agencies and others signing on as ‘cooperating agencies’ – that means they participate in the process, providing technical and scientific information and reviews, not necessarily agreement.

Read the specific agency, tribal and other comments for documentation about the tremendous and long-term ecological, social and cultural impacts expected from the proposed Pebble Mine – not to mention likely magnified impacts from future mine expansion.

Hundreds of scientists, thousands of Bristol Bay residents and hundreds of thousands of individuals oppose this project. Don’t be misled by a politicized Army Corps of Engineers environmental impact statement or an Environmental Protection Agency eviscerated by this administration.

We need our senators and governor to stand up for Bristol Bay: Wrong mine, wrong place.

Ann Rappoport

Anchorage

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