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A long-time battle against a proposed copper mine in southwestern Alaska has divided communities. Some locals believe the mine could mean an economic upturn for the region.

But as John Ryan (@heyjohnryan) of KUOW reports, others — including people downstream in Washington state — fear the mine could damage the sockeye salmon ecosystem.

This segment aired on March 3, 2020.

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