Rhetoric Heats Up in Advance of “SOS” Vote


Photos by Jason Sear, KDLG – Dillingham.

The ‘Save Our Salmon’ Initiative goes before voters in the Lake and Peninsula Borough tomorrow, and the information war around the proposed Pebble mine that the initiative is aimed at stopping, is heating up.  Conservation groups are releasing ads, activists are posting online videos and the group behind the mine, the Pebble Partnership flew members of the media up to their mine site recently.

CORRECTION: (4 Oct 2011)
In a story that aired yesterday (Monday) about the Pebble Mine and the Save Our Salmon Initiative, we reported that Trout Unlimited was a party to a case earlier this month in which a superior court judge ruled that conservation groups had not provided enough evidence to prove Pebble’s exploratory core holes were already polluting the site.  Trout Unlimited is not a party to that case, but is party to another case concerning Pebble Mine which challenges the State’s 2005 Bristol Bay Area Plan.

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Daysha Eaton is a contributor with the Alaska Public Radio Network. Daysha Eaton holds a B.A. from Evergreen State College, and a M.A. from the University of Southern California. Daysha got her start in radio at Seattle public radio stations, KPLU and KUOW. Before coming to KBBI, she was the News Director at KYUK in Bethel. She has also worked as the Southcentral Reporter for KSKA in Anchorage. Daysha's work has appeared on NPR's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered", PRI's "The World" and "National Native News". She's happy to take assignments, and to get news tips, which are best sent via email. Daysha became a journalist because she believes in the power of storytelling. Stories connect us and they help us make sense of our world. They shed light on injustice and they comfort us in troubled times. She got into public broadcasting because it seems to fulfill the intention of the 4th Estate and to most effectively apply the freedom of the press granted to us through the Constitution. She feels that public radio has a special way of moving people emotionally through sound, taking them to remote places, introducing them to people they would not otherwise meet and compelling them to think about issues they might ordinarily overlook.

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