Meghan Barker Pebble Mine Alaska

Episode Summary

“If you are going to leave Colorado, the only place you can go to is Alaska,” said Meghan Barker, the lower forty-eight Organizer for Trout Unlimited Alaska

Captivated by the unending landscapes, jutting mountain peaks that tower over whale-filled oceans, and the grit of the last frontier, Fort Collins-native Meghan Barker has found her place in Alaska.   As the Bristol Bay Organizer, Meghan joined the battle against the proposed Pebble Mine; on track to build the largest open-pit copper and gold mine in North America.  Pebble would dig through the headwaters of Bristol Bay and the heart of Alaska’s salmon country.

We met up with Meghan at the Lynnwood, WA Fly Fishing Show to get an update with what is happening with the Bristol Bay Pebble Mine proposal.  The US Army Corp of Engineers has released a draft of the Environmental Impact Statement.  If the proposal is accepted, the largest gold and copper mine in the world will move forward in the headwaters of the Bristol Bay Salmon Fishery, also the largest in the world.  This is the wrong mine in the wrong place.  As this is a Federal proposal, all Americans have a say.  We encourage all you to let your voices be heard and comment at the below link.

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