For Immediate Release
JACK LONDON’S STUMPTOWN STORIES TO HIGHLIGHT PROPOSED OPEN PIT COPPER MINE
Free Tuesday Lecture Series Open to Public; Proposed Mine a Threat to over 2,100 Oregon Fishermen
May 24, 2013 (Portland, OR) In Alaska’s Bristol Bay region there is a proposed copper mining project that threatens a $1.5 billion fishing industry, including livelihoods for approximately 2,100 Oregonians who fish in Bristol Bay and live in Oregon during the offseason.
On Tuesday, June 11th activist, poet and former Bristol Bay fisherman John Copp will lead a discussion as part of the Jack London Bar’s free Tuesday lecture series. Copp will be joined by Portland State professor Joe Uris, local sustainable fish monger Lyf Gildersleeve of Flying Fish Co., National Outreach Director for Trout Unlimited’s Save Bristol Bay Campaign Dwayne Meadows, and other special guests. Presenters will speak about the proposed copper mine that threatens this fascinating fishery, often called the most sustainable in the world.
“The science is clear: developing Pebble Mine will harm salmon and destroy streams even if nothing ever goes wrong at the mine,” said Tim Bristol, director of Trout Unlimited’s Alaska Program. “Pebble is far bigger and more threatening to renewable resource jobs than any other mine proposal in Alaska and it’s planned for the worst location possible: the headwaters of Bristol Bay.”
Anglo American, a foreign mining company of luxury metals with a record as one of the world’s biggest polluters, forms half of the Pebble Limited Partnership, which has said it plans to file a permit application for the mine this year. Its partner, Northern Dynasty, filed detailed plans with the SEC to build North America’s largest open-pit mine and the world’s largest earthen dam in Bristol Bay, Alaska, home to America’s most productive salmon streams.
The event will include several 5-7 minute informational videos and each presenter will discuss why the resource is important to Oregonians, and what should be done to protect this valuable resource.
“We wont be all doom and gloom,” says Copp. “We want to introduce new people to one of the most beautiful areas in Alaska and share why we think it is worth preserving.”
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the event starts at 7:30 p.m. This event is partially sponsored by Trout Unlimited’s Save Bristol Bay campaign. The Jack London Bar is located at 529 SW 4th Ave in the basement of the Rialto Pool Hall.
For more information please contact event organizer Mike Phillips at The Neo Com Group: www.theneocomgroup.com
Hi Friends! I just got back from a jaunt around Western and Eastern Europe. I used the venture as an opportunity to take a breather and reinvigorate my inspiration for all things Pacific Northwest and publicity. While I felt some guilt about taking so much time off, during my journey I met some Europeans who told me their average yearly vacation time equated to six weeks of paid vacation per year. The outlier was my poor cousin in England who only got 4 1/2 weeks per year.
Well, my previous high for vacation time was roughly two weeks of paid vacation - which was also used simultaneously for sick days (of which, I took none). This realization has allowed for glorious consequences - guilt be gone!
I did have some time to visit some amazing literary standards including Shakespeare and Company in Paris, the city of Bath (where Jane Austen spent 5 years and set two novels), Bosnia (setting for Bill Carter’s modern classic “Fools Rush In”) - and I even got out for a literary tour of Dublin (despite the rain and wind and nearly freezing temps).
I also had some time to think about THE NEO COM GROUP and I’m excited to announce that I’ll be introducing some new “products” in the near future that I believe will allow authors to better promote themselves. I know that most folks don’t have a budget for PR, marketing or god forbid - advertising … but I am crafting some simple plans that I think will give agency results at an “in-house intern” price. Part of it involves empowering the author to take control of their own fate - so I hope the world is ready for that!
Mike P - The Neo Com Group