Mining interests and local fishermen have been battling for over two years with copper and gold on one side versus sockeye salmon on the other.
The setting is Bristol Bay, Alaska. More than fish and precious metal is at stake. There are legitimate concerns over how pristine surroundings will be affected. The mine operation would require the building of a dam.
A documentary by Felt Soul Media titled Red Gold which premiered at Telluride Festival in May 2008 illustrates the debate (trailer below).
Opponents of the mine share their activities on Our Bristol Bay, a combination of locals, outdoors fans and conservationists.
This topic was brought to my attention by Slow Food London. They are sponsoring a screening of Red Gold on November 4 at 7 PM. Location is Frontline Club: 13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ.
Reservations by e-mail to lpearce [at] earthworksaction [dot] org
Trout Unlimited is also hosting a Savor Bristol Bay Fundraiser on November 6 from 5 to 8 PM at Hillside Gardens in Mill Valley. Ticket per person is $125.
A pescatarian Green Day # 149
Previously: 18 Green Tourism Options in My Native Morbihan