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By Rose Ragsdale
Mining News 

Jewelers speak out against Pebble Project

Environmental groups Earthworks and Oxfam America solicit support from major retailers for campaign to protect Bristol Bay fishery


Last updated 2/24/2008 at Noon

Five of the nation's leading jewelry retailers - Tiffany & Co., Ben Bridge Jeweler, Helzberg Diamonds, Fortunoff, and Leber Jeweler, Inc. - pledged their support Feb. 12 to efforts to permanently protect the Bristol Bay watershed from large-scale metal mining, including the massive proposed Pebble gold mine.

The retailers, who reported $2.2 billion in sales in 2006, spoke out just before Valen...

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