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Rabble-Rousing and Red Gold

In Here & Now on February 9, 2009 at 11:29 pm

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2/10 • Join what is sure to be a lively debate at Gonzaga tonight on the environmental impact of the proposed Pebble Mine in southwest Alaska, following a free screening of the film “Red Gold.” If you haven’t seen the one-hour documentary by acclaimed filmmakers Ben Knight and Travis Rummel about the proposed copper and gold mine, it’s well worth the trip to Cataldo Hall. But the  Q&A panel of Pebble Mine stakeholders slated to follow is the real show-stopper. The lineup includes Pebble Partnership CEO John Shively, the point-man for a group formed in 2007 to increase support for developing the huge copper and gold deposit upstream from salmon-rich Bristol Bay, Alaska; Lisa Reimers of Iliamna Development Corp., a for-profit company that sells payroll and catering services to mining-development giant Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd.; Norman Van Vactor of Leader Creek Fisheries, an Alaskan sockeye salmon coop; and Mark Taylor, president of the Washington Council of Trout Unlimited, a fisheries and watershed conservation group. Sponsored by Gonzaga’s Thematic Programming Committee, the event is free and open to the public. 7 p.m. Gonzaga University’s Cataldo Hall, Globe Room. For more information click here.

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