Your schedule for tomorrow night should be cleared. Across the country FRONTLINE, PBS’s acclaimed documentary series, will be airing an hour long special titled Alaska Gold. FRONTLINE which is praised for being “the last best hope for broadcast documentaries” is not afraid to tackle the complex and tough issues. Bristol Bay and the looming Pebble Mine certainly fall into that category and we hope that FRONTLINE is not too late to the game. Click here to watch the trailer.
With the EPA’s comment period deadline ending tonight at midnight eastern time, FRONTLINE may not be in front of the issue but Alaska Gold will certainly draw some deserved attention. Check out this link to get informed and excited before tomorrow’s screening
In return for copper and gold worth an estimated half a trillion dollars, state and federal regulators risk poisoning what scientists describe as the last best place on earth for millions of wild salmon – and the risk from toxic mine waste would last forever.