Filmmaker Josh Tucker discusses Alaska's proposed pebble mine

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Thu, 04/18/2019 - 5:15pm to 5:30pm

Part 1 of KBOO reporter Emily Gresham Beamer’s in-depth interview with Filmmaker Josh Tucker about the Pebble mine proposed in southwest Alaska, and his documentary ‘We can’t eat gold’.   The proposed open-pit gold mine, located in Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed, would be the largest of its kind in the world. The Bristol Bay watershed is home to the largest Sockeye Salmon run on earth. Tucker discussed the  'regulatory takeover' that has occurred in the mine's permitting process,  the ecological implications of the mine, and the massive indigenous resistance that followed its proposal.

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