Today, we have the opportunity to help keep North America’s great remaining wild salmon region in Bristol Bay, Alaska from being destroyed by the massive proposed Pebble mine.
WHAT’S AT STAKE:
The health of the world’s largest sockeye salmon run
A $1.5 billion combined Bristol Bay fishery
14,000 jobs supported by the Bristol Bay salmon fishery
The lead agency reviewing the key federal permit for the proposed Pebble mine has released a draft of the Environmental Impact Statement, the most important document in the process that could lead to a massive, ill-planned copper mine in the headwaters of a region producing over half of the world’s wild sockeye salmon.
Currently, the comment period is set to be 90 days long (March 1 - May 30), with 9 public hearings in Alaska. Though the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be the lead agency, it is equally important that members of Congress, the U.S. EPA, the President and, (if in Alaska) the Governor are aware of continued, broad opposition to the proposed Pebble mine.
Now is the time to comment to the Corps of Engineers that the Pebble mine should not advance in Bristol Bay due to risks it poses to the world class salmon and famed rainbow trout fisheries of the region.