The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is set to release the second draft detailing the environmental effects of a copper mine planned to be constructed in Bristol Bay, Alaska. In this HRN Community Session, Nathaniel Coburn sits down with Christopher Nicolson, vitner at Red Hook Winery, and Sockeye Salmon fisherman up in Bristol Bay. Find out how byproducts of mining, such as roadways, settling ponds, and heavy metals will endanger not only the Sockeye population, but the native bird populations and other fish species. How do indigenous Alaskan people feel about the potential of a mine coming to their homeland? Learn how consumers can vote with their fork concerning this environmental threat. This program has been sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery, and music has been provided by Cookies.

“Salmon is just one species of fish that would affected by the introduction of heavy metals to the water, as well as an amazing bird population.” [19:00] — Christopher Nicolson, Sockeye Salmon Fisherman