Protect Pebble Mine
If we want to continue catching, buying, selling, and cooking wild salmon, then protecting wild salmon habitat is our responsibility. Bristol Bay’s wild salmon economy nourishes people, the environment and business; we must all fight for its protection. #savebristolbay
We have a critical opportunity in Bristol Bay, Alaska to protect the world’s largest salmon fishery from a proposed open-pit gold and copper mine that foreign mining companies want to develop in BristolBay’s headwaters. The proposed Pebble Mine would pose a direct threat to the 14,000 fishing jobs and $1.5 billion in economic activity that the region produces each year.
Due to the EPA’s backdoor settlement agreement with Pebble’s mining executives, the Pebble Mine is now in the permitting process. Pebble is no longer a hypothetical threat, but a reality. Last month, the EPA took a step back from their support of the project and announced that they would not reverse proposed mining restrictions in Bristol Bay. While it’s encouraging to see the EPA acknowledge that Pebble is the wrong mine in the wrong place, Administrator Pruitt’s decision does not stop the Pebble Mine from moving forward. The Pebble Mine continues to threaten Bristol Bay’s salmon fishery and the people and businesses that depend on it. That risk is unacceptable.
Please visit protectbristolbay.us to help.