DILLINGHAM -

Dillingham is more than 100 miles downstream from where the Pebble Partnership would like to mine copper and gold. It's the biggest city in the Bristol Bay region, a place where many voices can be heard. 

“This is the world’s greatest sockeye fishery and we have the last king salmon run in the state of Alaska that doesn't seem to be having any problems,” said Russell Nelson.  Nelson lives in Dillingham and plans on attending the hearing. 

On Tuesday, the EPA began hearings in Anchorage on whether it should place restrictions on the Bristol Bay Watershed.

Channel 2’s Mallory Peebles is in Dillingham and will have a complete report on the meeting tonight on the Late Edition.

Channel 2's Adam Pinsker contributed information to this report.