Pebble Mine Update: Ads Enlist Jewelers, Lawyers Tussle

While attorneys wrangle over state authority and stakeholders gather poll numbers, some native tribes are sending a message to the jewelry industry that buying gold from the proposed Pebble Mine project in Alaska is a bad way to do business. “Brian Kraft, a Bristol Bay fishing lodge owner and founder of the Bristol Bay Alliance, said jewelers are being asked to help protect what he describes as a world-class treasure. ‘Their customers will want to know that the jewelry they purchase does not come at the expense of the world’s greatest salmon fishery and the communities that depend on it,’ he said.” Article on by Associated Press writer Mary Pemberton.

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