Back in the news–always in the news–the pullout of mining giant Anglo American has me thinking of Pebble again, and hoping the latest re-energizes the angling community to continue the fight to save Bristol Bay.
It’s been some time since I wrote at length about the Pebble project, and while I’ve made no attempt to hide my outright opposition to the proposed endeavor, believe it or not, I have tried to study the material with something approaching an objective view. It’s a lot of material, though, and not being much of a geologist, I sometimes have a difficult time navigating the science. For that I have relied on hours of interviews with a range of sources much more qualified to comment on the particulars of open-pit mining, and after factoring everything they’ve explained and reviewing notes from what I’ve read, my outlook has been formed.
But every now and then, I go way back to 2007 and the very first time I screened the remarkable Red Gold, an investigative film by Felt Soul Media, and still the singlemost impressive, objective look at the Pebble project that I’ve seen. Below is the trailer; I suggest you check it out, and then go buy the DVD.