Alaska Gold

July 24, 2012

FRONTLINE probes the fault lines of a growing battle in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, home to the world’s last great wild sockeye salmon fishery – and enormous mineral deposits.

(53:44) FRONTLINE probes the growing battle for fishing rights and mining wealth in Alaska.

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Dig Deeper: Mining the Documents

The documents that shed light on the growing battle for fishing rights and mining wealth in southwest Alaska.

EPA Takes Step to Restrict Pebble Mine Project in Alaska

The EPA’s ruling could lead to an outright ban on mining in Bristol Bay, home to the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world.

EPA: “Alaska Gold” Mine a Threat to Salmon Fisheries

The EPA’s final assessment is the latest setback for the proposed Pebble Mine project, which would be one of the largest open-pit mines in the world.

Anglo American Abandons “Alaska Gold” Mine

The decision comes as the Environmental Protection Agency is weighing whether to allow the massive mining operation to go forward.

Partner in Pebble Mine Fires Back At EPA Report

In its 635-page critique, Northern Dynasty described the EPA’s report as “seriously flawed, and not grounded in sound scientific analysis.”

Tailings Dams: Where Mining Waste is Stored Forever

Imagine a big hole in the ground, similar to the one pictured above. Now imagine that pit filled with up to 10 billion tons of mining waste.

Live Chat Wed. 2 p.m. ET: Inside the Battle for Bristol Bay

Read a transcript of our live chat with the Anchorage Daily News’ Lisa Demer, “Alaska Gold” writer, director and producer Ken Levis, co-producer Aaron Ernst and reporter Blaine Harden.

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