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Alaska / Mine Controversy / Fishing #1120642

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 03, 2018
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(Minneapolis: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Dillingham†, Alaska: Ann Thompson) The controversy in Alaska over a copper mine proposal that would threaten salmon fishing examined; scenes from Dillingham shown; details given about the permit process blessed by President Trump's administration. [Alaskan Dede BETTIS‡- talks about salmon.] [Pebble Mine promoter Tom COLLIER††- denies the copper mine threatens fisheries.] [Mine opponent Alana HURLEY†- says we are downstream from the proposed mine & our culture revolves around fishing.] The economics of fishing versus mining jobs outlined on screen.

Holt, Lester;
Thompson, Ann

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