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Alaskan Kids Say No to a Gold Mine

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Alaskan Kids Say No to a Gold Mine

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Alaskan Kids Say No to a Gold Mine

Today on the BPP, we had a story about the "Rebels to the Pebble" a group of seventh-graders in Dillingham, Alaska who are protesting the development of the Pebble gold and copper mine.

If granted the permit, the mine could not only become the world's biggest project of its type, but could also include the world's biggest dam, smack in the middle of the world's largest salmon fishery.

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We interviewed their teacher, Kathy McLinn, and Pebble Partnership spokesperson Sean Magee, but had to cut it off at 13 minutes for the radio show. But we went into overtime because tthe two had so much to say to each other:

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McLinn was concerned about the permitting process and quality of the mine-related jobs Pebble promised to Bristol Bay. Magee made assurances. You'll just have to listen to the whole three minutes to hear how they "made up."