The Pile River flows into Lake Iliamna, nursery of many sockeye salmon, in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska. The Pebble Mine would sit just above the lake.
The Pile River flows into Lake Iliamna, nursery of many sockeye salmon, in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska. The Pebble Mine would sit just above the lake. Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times/MCT
The Pile River flows into Lake Iliamna, nursery of many sockeye salmon, in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska. The Pebble Mine would sit just above the lake. Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times/MCT

Lawmakers dueling over proposed Alaska gold mine

September 11, 2011 12:01 AM