Salmon fisherman to talk about mining in Alaska

Dave Rogotzke, a commercial salmon fisherman from Bristol Bay, Alaska, is the guest speaker at tonight’s Izaak Walton League Meeting in Duluth. Rogotzke will talk about the effects of mining on salmon fishing there.

The proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska would be a large copper, gold, and molybdenum mining operation. Supporters say it will create jobs, provide tax revenue to the state of Alaska and reduce American dependence on foreign sources of raw materials. Opponents argue the mine would adversely affect the entire Bristol Bay watershed.

Sound familiar?

The talk is set for 7 p.m. at Hartley Nature Center, 3001 Woodland Ave. It’s free and open to the public. Call (218) 525-3754.