BREAKING NEWS: Mining companies raise $1 million to lobby AGAINST Alaska fish habitat initiative

“Five big Alaska mining companies are spending $1 million to boost the campaign against a citizens initiative to protect salmon habitat, according to new reports filed with state regulators.

Hecla Mining Co., Kinross Fort Knox, Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo, Pebble Limited Partnership and Donlin Gold each donated $200,000 to the “Stand for Alaska” campaign in the past month, according to the reports.

Each of those companies is tied to a large mine or proposed mine in Alaska.

Mining companies are among several resource extraction industries that have mobilized against the initiative, which would expand protections for salmon and other fish that spawn.” – Nathaniel Herz

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Be sure to read our other pieces on Bristol Bay and why we need to protect this irreplaceable fishery!

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