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Obama hears mixed views of Alaska mining

Dillingham residents worry large mines could hurt salmon; Northwest Alaskans see balance between mineral development, nature

On the final leg of his three-day tour of Alaska, President Barack Obama visited Dillingham and Kotzebue, two remote Alaska communities with starkly different views on the development of Alaska's rich mineral endowment.

On Sept. 2, Obama travelled to Dillingham, the largest community in the Bristol Bay region of Southwest Alaska and ground zero of the movement to prevent the development of Pebble,...


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