ANCHORAGE—In perhaps a poor choice of words, legal opposition to Pebble Mine—according to recent remarks from Pebble Partnership CEO John Shively—has become akin to wading a jihadist thicket. Shively is being lambasted for labeling the due process, designed to safeguard AK against foreign resource development and exploitation, a form of “legal terrorism.” In the National Resources Defense Council Blog, staffer Joel Reynolds writes: “I’m not sure how enforcement of our laws has become, in Mr. Shively’s mind, “legal terrorism.” I thought terrorism involved blowing up buildings and killing innocent people. Yet, the conduct he described as “terrorism” – that is, pursuing legal remedies through the courts or advocating before legally constituted state and federal agencies – involves none of that. Their purpose is to ensure that the Pebble Mine won’t be approved in violation of the laws that protect all of us, that essential fisheries will be preserved, and that the overwhelming opposition of Bristol Bay residents to the Pebble Mine will not be ignored.” Source Link
Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.