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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

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 worried...

 

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