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Tiffany Urges Jewelry Industry to Boycott Pebble Gold Mine

21 october 2009


National Jeweler reports that Tiffany and Co. is urging the fine jewelry trade to join the company’s boycott of gold from the Pebble Mine in southwest Alaska. The gold mine is adjacent to Bristol Bay's fisheries industry, which is valued at nearly $400 million annually, Israelidiamond.co.il reported.
A mining company is reportedly planning to construct what is slated to be North America's largest gold and copper mine in Bristol Bay.
Although the operation will undoubtedly create jobs and strengthen the southwest Alaskan economy it will also be destructive to the environment and endanger the bay, which is home to the world's largest sockeye salmon fishery.
Generations of Bristol Bay natives who fear that their living is now endangered have begun protesting the development of the gold mine via rallies and the sale of "No Pebble Mine" T-shirts.
Tiffany and Co. Chairman and CEO Michael Kowalski visited Alaska to see the area for himself. He sided with the fishing community and convinced the company’s board of directors to back him.
Kowalski said to National Jeweler: "I think the question is one of risk assessment. I think it's highly unlikely that there wouldn't be a severe impact on the fisheries. Is the price of developing the Pebble Mine simply too high to pay for the jewelry industry, for Tiffany jewelry?"
The Pebble gold mine is currently undergoing various environmental assessments. If Alaskan voters approve its opening, the Pebble Limited Partnership has undertaken to run an environmentally clean gold exploration operation.
According to Trout Unlimited, Bristol Bay produces up to 70 million salmon annually and provides as many as 4,000 fisheries-related jobs with an estimated annual value of nearly $400 million.