Ballot Measure 4 Debate: Bristol Bay Initiative

Ballot Measure 4 would require the Legislature’s approval for any large-scale, metallic sulfide mine plans in Bristol Bay. It’s being put to a vote in November. Alaska Common Ground brings four panelists together to debate what’s being called the “Bristol Bay Forever” initiative, two in favor and two opposed.

For more information on Ballot Measure 4, visit the Division of Elections’ webpage.


Listen now:


  • Christina Salmon, sponsor, Bristol Bay Forever Initiative
  • Anders Gustafson, executive director, Renewable Resources Coalition (see a copy of Gustafson’s Powerpoint presentation here)
  • Deantha Crockett, executive director, Alaska Miners Association (see a copy of Crockett’s Powerpoint presentation here)
  • Richard Hughes, mining engineer (see a copy of Hughes’ Powerpoint presentation here)
  • MODERATOR: Dick Mylius, former director of the Division of Mining, Land, and Water of the Department of Natural Resources and Alaska Common Ground board member (see Mylius’ Powerpoint Presentation here)

OTHER BALLOT MEASURE DEBATES: The following debates have also aired on Addressing Alaskans in the run-up to election day on Nov. 4, 2014.

BROADCAST ON KSKA: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. (Alaska time)

REPEAT BROADCAST: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. (Alaska time)

RECORDED: August 13, 2014, at the Wilda Marston Theater

HOST: Alaska Common Ground


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