The US House approved a federal spending bill that would sideline permitting for the Pebble Mine. It passed, but don’t hold your breath. That amendment isn’t likely to even come up in the Republican-controlled Senate.
A delegation from the EPA visited Dillingham to talk to fishermen and the community.
Petersburg fishermen head out to fish Bristol Bay—900 miles from home.
We finish up this week with a report on the funky way fishermen drew attention to their opposition to the Pebble Mine. They mass mailed individual fishing corks to Alaska’s senior senator. No box needed, just slapped the postage on that puppy and put it in the mail.
We had help from Liz Ruskin with Alaska Public Media in Washington, D.C., Alex Hager at KDLG in Dillingham, and Ari Snider at KFSK in Petersburg.
Good luck fishing everyone, and do be careful, we want you to come home safely.