A group seeking to block the proposed Pebble Mine is claiming victory in a local election in the Lake and Peninsula Borough.Voters there cast ballots on what was dubbed the “Save Our Salmon” ballot initiative, which would block large-scale mineral extraction that would harm salmon habitat.The clerks office for the Lake and Peninsula Borough confirms the initiative was approved on a vote of 280 “yes” to 246 “no” votes.TopicsCitizens Initiative and RecallVotingLocal ElectionsSee more topics »Art Hackney, the spokesman for the group, told Channel 2 News Monday night “Its very easy to kill an initiative, its very hard to pass one so I consider it a victory and a victory of the people of the Lake and Peninsula Borough that it passed.”

via Anti-Pebble Mine Group Claims Victory in Local Election – ktuu.com.

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