04/26/2012 01:24 pm ET

Alaska's Latest Eco-Political Battleground

Virtually untouched, Alaska’s Bristol Bay is one of America’s last great wild places. Now, a proposed gargantuan multibillion-dollar mine promises to provide an economic lifeline for locals, but environmentalists warn that it could destroy one of the world’s richest salmon fisheries and imperil the very future of our planet.

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