The lawsuit argues that Congress, not the state of Alaska, granted Metlakatla Indian Community the Annette Islands Reserve — and an integral part of the reserve is access to traditional fisheries.
Turtles are cold-blooded and prefer warmer water, so it’s rare to see one in Southeast Alaska.
Biden said he stands by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Obama-era proposal to block the project under the Clean Water Act.
Alaska Fish and Game says the chum run is essentially over.
Pebble opponents hope the tweets are trial balloons from the White House.
The mine would be built at the headwaters of the Koktuli River drainage, and it would eliminate about 20% of available habitat there, though the Corps says that does not necessarily represent fish habitat.
Activists say fishing businesses need access to federal programs that already benefit land-based harvesters.
The crew had been fishing on the F/V Magnus Martens of Juneau and F/V Vigilant of Petersburg.
Most of the workers are eligible to receive up to $2,685.
According to the city, community spread likely has already begun from this outbreak.