The last remaining major shareholder in the Pebble Project divested itself of its shares today. Rio Tinto, a global mining firm, owned 19.1% of Northern Dynasty Minerals and announced it would leave about $25 million dollars’ worth of its shares in Northern Dynasty to Alaska Community Foundation and the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Education Foundation.
Mining for coal is a damn dirty business. There are no two-ways about it. Coal is dirty. It’s dirty when it’s dug out of the ground. It’s dirty when it’s being transported. It’s dirty when it’s burned. The coal mining industry is responsible for destroying mountains back east. Here in Alaska, it’s threatening communities, the subsistence way of life and the integrity of our environment.
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Trustees for Alaska pioneers effective ways to use the law in these areas.