Protect Bristol Bay from the destructive Pebble Mine
Under President Trump and his allies, another environmental nightmare has come back from the dead. This time it's a huge open-pit mine that could endanger Alaska's pristine Bristol Bay and tens of millions of salmon that spawn there each year.
If developed, the so-called Pebble Mine would extract billions of tons of rock containing copper, gold and molybdenum. Toxic runoff from this process could endanger the largest remaining wild sockeye salmon run in the world, and by extension the commercial wild-salmon fishery and subsistence needs of Alaska Natives.
President Obama successfully blocked this dangerous project years ago, but within months of Trump taking the White House, it was revived. Pebble Mine is opposed by Alaskans ranging from sportsmen to commercial fishermen and seafood processors to Native American groups, but mining companies have spent handsomely to muster support and drown them out.
Please stand with salmon, Alaskans and Bristol Bay. Submit a comment to the Environmental Protection Agency opposing Pebble Mine.
NOTE: Please keep the docket number (EPA-R10-OW-2017-0369) in the email subject line to ensure delivery