The Alaska Magazine, based here in Anchorage, has published a profile of Bob Gillam, Pebble's billionaire bête noire.
Here's a link to the article.
And here's an excerpt:
After an overcast morning spent flying a photographer and reporter from Anchorage to the sprawling lodge, Gillam was ready to switch from gracious host to educator and talk about why people shouldn’t think what they think: That he’s a turncoat, a longtime supporter of conservative politics who has allied himself with conservationists, of all people. That after 20 years of avoiding reporters since the Home Savings fallout, he has joined the public speaking circuit, presenting to organized business groups state-wide, preaching the case against Pebble.
“People say, ‘How can you oppose Pebble?’ I oppose Pebble because it is bad for Alaska,” Gillam insisted. “My objective is to publicize Pebble, to have people around Alaska take notice of it and the destruction of the last great salmon run on Earth.”
Gillam said he paid for every one of the 80,000 anti- Pebble Mine bumper stickers sported on cars across Alaska.
“My job has been to get people interested,” he said, pausing to point out a bald eagle surveying Lake Clark from atop a nearby spruce. Several major newspapers including The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal have reported on the potential hazards of Pebble mine at his urging, Gillam said. “If I were to pass away tonight, opposition to Pebble Mine would continue.”v