$NAK Pebble Limited Partnership plans to extract some 1.4 billion tons of gold- and copper-rich material over a 20-year period, worth as much as $500 billion. The operation would permanently damage more than 2,200 acres of wetlands and more than 100 miles of streams, according to the final EIS. --People will fight this... There's no doubt it won't be an easy race. However, 500B will triumph cause money moves the world (unfortunately).