March 30, 2008
Meetings explain Southern Delivery System, give public the chance to comment on plans.
By CHRIS WOODKA
THE PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN
A series of meetings over the next two weeks will give the public the opportunity to learn more about the draft environmental impact statement issued by the Bureau of Reclamation for the Southern Delivery System and to comment on those plans….
March 28, 2008
Fifth in a series – By CHRIS WOODKA – THE PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN
March 26, 2008
Lodge owner [and TU Staffer] Brian Kraft leads the charge against a mine that threatens the Bristol Bay fishery.
“…. According to documents submitted by the mining company…. the pit would be roughly two miles by three miles in size. In the course of mineral extraction, the operation would generate an estimated 2.6 billion tons of waste rock. In order to hold back this waste, the company would have to construct of series of five dams and embankments. Eventually, one of the embankments would be 4.3 miles long and 740 feet high, and another earthen dam would stretch for 2.9 miles and rise to 700 feet high. These structures would be bigger than the Hoover or Grand Coulee dams, and would, in fact, dwarf the Three Gorges Dam in China—presently the world’s largest. All this digging and construction would occur in one of Alaska’s most seismically active areas and at the headwaters of its finest, wildest salmon and trout fishery….:
Read Tim Bristol’s full article from American Angler magazine: http://americanangler.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=521&Itemid=81