Many Alaska Peninsula Corporation shareholders aren’t willing to trade salmon for gold
Category: News Release
Mar 26th, 2019 by Keith Worrall 415
Modified Mar 26th, 2019 at 10:36 AM
The Alaska Peninsula Corporation (APC) is the merged Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act village corporation for the Bristol Bay communities of South Naknek, Newhalen, Port Heiden, Ugashik and Kokhanok. Recently, ADN ran an opinion piece from APC CEO Dave McAlister regarding the proposed Pebble Mine, a project he believes can save the communities around Lake Iliamna from economic demise. I am an APC shareholder. I live in Igiugig, one of those wonderful Lake Iliamna communities, and I disagree. I believe Pebble’s construction and operation will bring more destruction than benefits to our homes. I also believe a majority of APC shareholders share my opinion and have grave concerns about the access agreement APC recently signed with the Pebble Limited Partnership.
The Pile River flows into Lake Iliamna, nursery of many sockeye salmon, in the Bristol Bay region. The Pebble mine would sit just above the lake.
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