Jun 13th, 2019
Don’t allow a mine in an Alaskan salmon stronghold.
The Pebble Mine could become one of the largest gold and copper mines in the world – right in the headwaters of the greatest wild salmon stronghold we have left on Earth. Up to 60 million sockeye salmon migrate home to Bristol Bay each year, driving a $1.5 billion fishery, feeding local communities and sustaining a healthy wild ecosystem complete with grizzly bears and orca whales.
The EPA moved to protect Bristol Bay five years ago, but Pebble – a Canadian mining company – sued to stop protections and now has revived the mine with the help of the current administration. The administration is fast tracking the mine and has just released a draft environmental impact statement that scientists and former agency officials are calling the worst they’ve ever seen. We need your help to halt this shoddy permitting process and send Pebble back to the drawing board.
Thanks to Rep. Jared Huffman, we now have an unprecedented opportunity to halt Pebble’s federal permitting process. The Huffman amendment would prevent the Army Corps from spending any more money to finalize Pebble’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement.
This is a major step in halting the federal permitting of Pebble Mine.
It is past time that elected officials listened to the demands of Alaskans, where over 60% of citizens oppose the mine, and to millions of Americans across the political spectrum, who have already spoken up asking the federal government to protect Bristol Bay. Now more than ever we need your voice.
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