Sulfur smelling water bubbles from "reclaimed" Pebble drill site.
The Pebble Limited Partnership has one main driving force--money. They may say they are helping the Native people, or the environment, but when it comes down to it they are there to make a lot of money. With that in mind, it is important to look at what they are willing to do to get that money. Throughout history, we have seen countless examples of large companies coming into foreign lands, extracting resources, and leaving waste. We need to learn from our past and see that this is what they are attempting to do. We have a pristine environment. Alaska is known for how vast and untouched by human destruction it is. And we have a mega-billion dollar company telling us that they will keep it pristine?? No net loss?? And they're throwing around millions of dollars to help people believe these lies. Anglo-American has already lied to shareholders, telling them that the people of Bristol Bay want this mine. They have already done a poor job restoring their drill holes. Most of them are reeking of sulfur and have iron and other minerals leaching into the nearby water. These lies are only the beginning. They say that they will hold back toxic tailings indefinately.... Indefinitely, that means forever. How can they speak with such assurance? In a porous region, with so much of water and earthquake potential, there is not a chance that this could be done. Their CEO, Cynthia Carroll, has said "we will not go where we are not wanted." Another lie. The people of Bristol Bay do not want the mine, yet her company continues to push it under the false hat that they are helping us. This company is not to be trusted. They have claims against them in South Africa due to cyanide leakage. They are after money, and that is their bottom line.