The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting one final public hearing today as the deadline to make public recommendations ends next month. KTUU has more in the above video, with comments from our correspondent Jenny Weis of Trout Unlimited. Here’s a little more from the TV station’s report:
Don Fleming has been fishing in Alaska since the early 1970s. He says he started going to Bristol Bay when fishing for steelhead trout in southeast Alaska got too crowded.
“I’m not opposed to mining,” Flemming said, but he is particularly concerned about Pebble Mine. “I think that this mine is in a place that has inherent danger to it, to change the ecosystem that is so fragile in Bristol Bay.”
Fleming’s solution is to mine elsewhere. “I think there are some other deposits in other areas,” he said.
The U.S. Corps of Engineers’ public comment period ends on May 30.
Update; KTUU has some reaction from the meeting: