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It is the question that pits neighbor against neighbor, tribe against tribe, and Republican against Republican.
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Should America risk the last great salmon run on Earth to dig what could be the richest mine on the planet?
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Should Alaska gamble the red gold that swims into their nets and feeds tens of millions to chase the yellow gold and copper craved by world markets?
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At the center of this question is the proposed Pebble Mine, a massive mineral deposit worth between $300 billion and $500 billion being pursued by the Canadian mining company Northern Dynasty and intended to be built in southwestern Alaska.
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It all began in the 1980s, when a helicopter survey team noticed a strange red spot on a windswept stretch of land north of the state’s Bristol Bay.

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02 Bill Weir Alaska

As salmon make their journeys to spawn, they provide nutrients that sustain a variety of Alaskan wildlife, including brown bears.
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http://www.cnn.com/travel/article/wonder-list-bill-weir-alaska-pebble-mine/index.html

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