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FRONTLINE: Alaska Gold: A War of Resources: The Fish or the Mine?

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Catalogue Number:  041595
Producer:  PBS Video
Subject:  Current Events, Environmental Studies, Global Issues, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  U.S.
Copyright Year:  2012
Running Time:  60
Closed Captions:  Yes


DVD Price:  $74.95
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The Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska is home to the last great wild Sockeye salmon fishery in the world. It's also home to enormous mineral deposits - copper, gold, molybdenum - estimated to be worth some $300 billion. Now, two foreign mining companies are proposing to extract this mineral wealth by digging one of North America's largest open-pit mines, the Pebble Mine, at the headwaters of Bristol Bay. FRONTLINE travels to Alaska to probe the fault lines of a growing battle between those who depend on this extraordinary fishery for a living, the mining companies who are pushing for Pebble, and the political framework that will ultimately decide the outcome.


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