Mining Investor Joins Fight Against Pebble Mine

March 27, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

Though he still believes oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge makes sense, money manager Robert B. Gillam says the idea of letting a Canadian mining company build North America’s largest open-pit gold and copper mine in Southwest Alaska’s Bristol Bay region is pure foolishness. “He has become the unlikely front man for a band of Native Alaskans, fishermen, hunters, environmentalists and business leaders opposing the project. Gillam, 60, has helped pay for ads, lobbyists and polls to convince Alaskans that the Pebble prospect could be an environmental disaster.” Jeff D. Opdyke of the Wall Street Journal.