Proposed King Cove-Cold By Road

Beware of Zinkes Bearing Gifts


Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke at first appears to have been stricken with an attack of reasonableness. How else to explain his decision to re-think allowing the Pebble Mine to go forward? But there is less or perhaps more here then meets the eye. To understand why we need to talk about American law…

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The Walking Dead: Pebble Mine, Again


Pebble Mine, the proposed gigantic mine in the headwaters of North America’s greatest wild salmon fishery, has shambled back from mineral limbo and threatens the peoples, cultures and wild fish stocks of southwestern Alaska yet again. WC doesn’t intend in this post to explain again what an apocalyptically bad idea Pebble Mine is. Instead, WC…