‘Deadliest Catch’ skipper slams Pebble mining project

In other news today the Anchorage Daily news is running the story of Sig’s opposition to the Pebble Mine.

It’s unusual for a “Deadliest Catch” crew member to take a hard stance in a big Alaska resource battle like Pebble. Hansen, who lives in Seattle, said he usually shies away from requests to get involved in anything political.

Because Hansen exploits crab stocks and other Alaska fisheries, he said, he can’t be opposed to all resource development.

“I’m not your typical greenie,” Hansen said.

For example, he supports offshore oil drilling in the Bering Sea if it can be done safely, he said.


Read the story after the jump

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