Threatened by a massive open-pit mine, the pristine Bristol Bay Rivers in Alaska were #2 on the list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2011. The battle has continued in this region that is host to one of the last great salmon fisheries on earth. We must protect this national treasure and its salmon fishery, incredible sport fishing and recreation economy, and native way of life that’s thousands of years old from the specter of the Pebble Mine.
Activities that fuel the economy, are compatible with wilderness, and are sustainable over time include: commercial, sport, and subsistence fishing; sport and subsistence hunting; and non-consumptive recreation. These sectors contribute nearly $480 million in direct economic expenditures and sales, and more than 14,000 jobs. Meanwhile, the mine will generate up to 10 billion tons of toxic mine waste that must be stored, treated, and monitored “in perpetuity” in the heart of the watershed.
Lend your voice to protect Bristol Bay
EPA has the power to stop this dangerous project under the Clean Water Act and we need you to urge them to do so now.
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