Urge the EPA Administrator McCarthy: Protect Bristol Bay!
It's time to put an end to the Pebble Mine!
The proposed Pebble Mine
Roughly 200 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska, the Pebble Partnership (Anglo American and Northern Dynasty Minerals), intends to build the Pebble gold and copper mine, consisting of what would be the largest open pit mine in North America, and an additional large underground block-cave mine.
Alaska’s Bristol Bay: the world’s greatest wild salmon fishery
Year after year, millions of wild salmon return to Bristol Bay like no other place on earth. It provides 14,000 jobs for hard-working fishermen, sustains the Alaska Native people, and provides food for Alaska’s bears, bald eagles, beluga whales, and other wildlife.
Key investors are pulling out
Anglo American, the major backer of the Pebble Mine proposal, withdraw its support recently. In so doing, Anglo made good on its promise not to mine if there were local community objections. Thank you Anglo American!
Speak for the salmon, call on the EPA to stop the Pebble Mine! Credit: Ben Knight
Urge the EPA: Protect Bristol Bay!
The EPA has the authority under 404c of the Clean Water Act to prohibit the disposal of mine waste in the pristine waters of the Bristol Bay watershed if science shows that the fishery is at risk. The science is clear. It’s time to stop studying, and take action.
TAKE ACTION: Urge the EPA and President Obama to take immediate steps to protect the world’s greatest wild salmon fishery.
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The award-winning documentary, Red Gold, follows the world's largest run of sockeye salmon from Alaska's Bristol Bay to their natal spawning grounds. The film weaves in the extraordinary stories of the Alaska Native people and commercial fishermen whose lives and traditions the salmon sustain. The proposed Pebble mine, a massive gold-copper-molybdenum deposit, now threatens to devastate those pristine spawning grounds.