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Stop the Pebble Mine!
Save Biogems Org ^ | 3/3/12 | Redford

Posted on 04/03/2012 10:34:48 AM PDT by pabianice

Dear

“Please watch our new video about the Pebble Mine, then make your voice heard in London when and where it counts.” -- Robert Redford

Two weeks from now, foreign mining giants Anglo American and Rio Tinto -- two of the major backers of the disastrous Pebble Mine -- will hold their annual shareholder meetings in London.

There’s no better time for you and me to shine a harsh spotlight on their plans and turn up the heat on their executives and investors.

That’s why I joined with NRDC to make a new, hard-hitting video about this outrageous assault on an American natural treasure. But we’re counting on you to do the rest.

Please watch this one-minute video, then sign our Petition of Protest. It will be delivered directly to the shareholder meetings in London by representatives of NRDC.

Here’s the ugly truth: the Pebble Mine would dump some 10 billion tons of toxin-laced mining waste into one of our nation’s last and greatest wild places -- endangering a wildlife paradise, the world’s greatest sockeye salmon runs and the people who depend on that extraordinary fishery for survival.

Is it any wonder that the Native communities and fishermen of Bristol Bay have united against this apocalyptic threat?

Rio Tinto and Anglo American love to talk about their respect for local communities. Talk is cheap. Despite overwhelming local opposition, these global corporations continue bulldozing ahead with plans that could destroy the very headwaters of Bristol Bay.

You have to wonder what part of “No” these companies don’t understand.

Two weeks from now, we’re going to hold them accountable in their own backyard. Please join me in telling Anglo American and Rio Tinto that they are in for the fight of their lives.

Watch the video and sign our new Petition right away. We will deliver it, along with your signature, directly to the shareholder meetings on April 19.

People around the world have already sent 750,000 messages voicing their opposition to the Pebble Mine. Help us make it to one million strong!

And thank you for fighting alongside me and NRDC to stop the Pebble Mine.

Sincerely,

Robert Redford


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: mining
I don't know about you, but tonight I'm going to stop sucking on my bong for 30 minutes in protest! For the salmon!
1 posted on 04/03/2012 10:34:52 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

I’m donating your bong water to the salmon.


2 posted on 04/03/2012 10:37:15 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1169 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: pabianice

All the envirowacko propaganda about this mine calls it a “gold mine”, so as to distort the truth. It is a copper mine that will produce gold as a by-product.

So if the envirowackos don’t want the copper to build the grid out to connect all the wind generators, then we will have to be explain to them you can’t have one without the other.

By the way, the Chinese are developing a huge copper resource in Afghanistan thanks to our military sacrifice.


3 posted on 04/03/2012 10:43:59 AM PDT by epithermal
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To: pabianice

I for one have never quite understood how you drill a well six inches in diameter into the ground and it is pristine drinking water and you drill a mine six feet in diameter and it is toxic waste.


4 posted on 04/03/2012 10:45:27 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: pabianice
Anglo American and Rio Tinto -- two of the major backers of the disastrous Pebble Mine

I never would have guessed that the demand for pebbles was so great that a disastrous one be able to attract major backers.

I mean I was shocked at the price of pea gravel at the garden store but pebbles must be really in demand.

5 posted on 04/03/2012 10:52:01 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: epithermal
So if the envirowackos don’t want the copper to build the grid out to connect all the wind generators, then we will have to be explain to them you can’t have one without the other.

Transmission lines today are made of aluminum.

The generators themselves are wound with copper however.

Copper prices are way up anyway.

6 posted on 04/03/2012 10:55:34 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: epithermal

80,600 million lbs. of copper
5,600 million lbs. of molybdenum
6.7 million lbs of gold

Naturally, this should be called a gold mine.

http://www.pebblepartnership.com/project


7 posted on 04/03/2012 11:57:56 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: pabianice
I hunted on the Nushagak in '10. It is very remote, the mining site would be about 30-50 miles ENE of Koliganek. I flew into there & hunted about 40 miles WNW of it.

The site is on state land, which probably affords it somewhat greater enviro oversight; if it was Native land, they really could care less in reality, but are vociferous econuts in the press. They really know how to play the victim card.

The salmon run really is important, but if the right safeguards are put in place I see no problems from the mine.

8 posted on 04/03/2012 12:01:07 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: pabianice

Robert Redford.

His family must be so proud of him for putting the RED in Redford.


9 posted on 04/03/2012 12:15:37 PM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: thackney

Thanks for the link. It is BILLIONS of lbs of copper according to data at the site:

* 80.6 billion lbs. of copper
* 5.6 billion lbs. of molybdenum
* 107.4 million oz. of gold
* Commercially significant amounts of silver, rhenium and palladium


10 posted on 04/03/2012 12:20:23 PM PDT by epithermal
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To: pabianice
My first thought was, Why would anyone mine pebbles? or is this Hollywood slang for prepubescent females?

After reading the article I am not much better informed. What state, city, town or river? A bay is mentioned, but where is it?

Obviously written by someone (Redford) who thinks everybody is following this story.

11 posted on 04/03/2012 2:04:16 PM PDT by fireforeffect (A kind word and a 2x4, gets you more than just a kind word.)
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To: fireforeffect

North of Kodiak Island, west of the mouth of Cook Inlet.

http://www.pebblepartnership.com/sites/default/files/pub/RegionalMap_D04.pdf

The Pebble prospect is located 200 miles Southwest of Anchorage, Alaska, and roughly 120 miles from Bristol Bay. The latter is roughly the equivalent between Anchorage and Homer, Alaska. The nearest communities are Illiamna/Newhalen and Nondalton.

http://www.pebblepartnership.com/project/faqs


12 posted on 04/04/2012 6:41:20 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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