Pebble mine would transform Alaska landscape
Residents debate open-pit proposal that could double the population in region; Northern Dynasty fields barrage of questions at conference
Last updated 4/24/2005 at Noon
Residents of Southwest Alaska - including a former state governor - expressed passionate opinions about the proposed Pebble open-pit mine at a conference in the village of Newhalen April 7-9, demonstrating that there will be a host of social issues to deal with even if mine developer Northern Dynasty can overcome the project's daunting environmental and economic hurdles. Local Natives are worri...