This Alaska mine could generate $1 billion a year. Is it worth the risk to salmon?

Fishing for sockeye salmon in the Newhalen River near Iliamna, Alaska.
Anglers fish for sockeye salmon in the Newhalen River near Alaska’s proposed Pebble Mine.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

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Richard Read is the Los Angeles Times bureau chief in Seattle, covering Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii.
Carolyn Cole is a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times.