Carl Johnson’s New Book Examines Alaska’s Bristol Bay

October 11, 2016

By Dzana Tsomondo

© Carl Johnson

A brown bear sits at the base of Brooks Falls, in Alaska’s Katami National Park, looking for sockeye salmon.

On May 30, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled on Nunamta Aulukestai v. State of Alaska and found in favor of the plaintiffs: a coalition of village corporations, tribal governments and individuals in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region. The original case, filed in 2009, claimed a lack of public debate over the issuing of permits for the 360 square-mile “Pebble...

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