Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Guernica Magazine: Powerful Acts: An interview with Mia Farrow and her work for Darfur. What a great soul.

Seattle Times: Gigantic Mine Proposal tests values of Alaskans

This is very disturbing to me. The summer after I graduated from high school in 1973 I went to Kenai, Alaska to work in a salmon cannery. Across the strait the glorious Mount Iliamna beckoned with its pristine wilderness and no roads or towns. This mine proposal will wipe out 25% of the world's sockeye salmon, pollute beyond repair the largest freshwater lake in Alaska, Lake Iliamna, home to the rare freshwater seal, and they are talking about the "values" of Alaskans?? Where is the outrage??

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