Save Bristol Bay's Wild Salmon

Next year, developers plan to apply for permits for the construction of America's largest open pit copper and gold mine, in the heart of Alaska's most valuable salmon runs. It's not too late for us to stop them if we act now. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently considering requests from stakeholders to use its power under the Clean Water Act to protect Bristol Bay. In partnership with Parent Earth and Trout Unlimited, we're combining grassroots forces to take action.

Pebble Mine would cover 20 square miles in the Bristol Bay watershed, and require the construction of the world’s largest earthen dam for a 10 square mile waste containment pond. Up to 10 billion tons of toxic mine wastes could be produced. Any release of these wastes could cause irreparable damage to the Bristol Bay salmon runs.

Even worse: while our wild salmon are under threat, genetically-modified salmon may be introduced to the market any day. From our friends at Parent Earth, we’ve brought you exclusive footage with Paul Greenberg, best-selling author of Four Fish. Check it out above! He explains why hybrid Frankensalmon has no place on our tables, especially when we have an abundant, healthy alternative.

Tell the EPA: Protect our natural resources, not corporate interests. Toxic mines do not belong next to the world’s last great wild salmon fishery.

To Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the EPA:

Critical breeding grounds for wild salmon are endangered by the proposed construction of Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska. This mine would produce up to 10 billion tons of toxic wastes, and any release of these wastes could cause irreparable damage to the Bristol Bay salmon runs.

As stakeholders in the Bristol Bay watershed, we ask you to use the EPA's power under the Clean Water Act to stand up for the preservation of natural resources. Protect public goods over corporate interests--stop the construction of Pebble Mine.

Sincerely,

The FRESH Community
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    4081 Wed Mar 12 13:33:34 EDT 2014 Anonymous
    4080 Thu Feb 27 14:35:00 EST 2014 Diane Plogger North Olmsted, OH
    4079 Thu Jan 02 22:49:34 EST 2014 Anonymous Crown Point, IN
    4078 Mon Dec 16 13:22:42 EST 2013 Harriet Thurstlic Morton, PA I am hopeful that this EPA is truly concerned with protecting the environment rather than the interests of corporations. Your organization should be protecting our food supply and allowing people to know More....
    4077 Thu Nov 21 07:08:57 EST 2013 Ginger Kelly Charlton, MA
    4076 Wed Nov 20 09:37:18 EST 2013 Crisandra Poulos Saint Helena, CA
    4075 Tue Nov 12 11:32:03 EST 2013 Dean Marold TN
    4074 Mon Oct 28 11:32:42 EDT 2013 martin smith Shreveport, LA
    4073 Mon Oct 28 11:32:38 EDT 2013 martin smith Shreveport, LA
    4072 Fri Oct 25 00:30:05 EDT 2013 Carol Lukovic middle island, NY Leave the salmon alone !
    4071 Fri Oct 18 04:46:18 EDT 2013 Jonnathan Barrientos paramount, CA
    4070 Mon Sep 30 13:36:21 EDT 2013 Nancy Cook-Renzullo Gilroy, CA
    4069 Mon Sep 30 13:36:19 EDT 2013 Nancy Cook-Renzullo Gilroy, CA
    4068 Sun Sep 29 09:40:06 EDT 2013 Anonymous Boa Raton, FL
    4067 Sat Sep 21 09:07:54 EDT 2013 Eric Hoyer Lee's Summit, MO
    4066 Mon Sep 09 02:41:21 EDT 2013 dusty Lloyd Dana Point, CA
    4065 Thu Sep 05 14:25:01 EDT 2013 Dara Horstkemper
    4064 Thu Sep 05 14:21:36 EDT 2013 Cory Davis Chicago, IL I actively protest the Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay because it seems it will destroy a vital natural resource, the Wild Salmon species. Please protect these vital breeding grounds through the Clean Water More....
    4063 Sun Sep 01 22:34:53 EDT 2013 H Siefkes New York, NY
    4062 Sat Aug 17 19:44:53 EDT 2013 Renee Harrison Westminster, CA
    4061 Sat Aug 10 10:55:51 EDT 2013 Ricardo Silva Vila Nova de Gaia, PT+17
    4060 Wed Aug 07 17:18:04 EDT 2013 Kathi Whitworth Forks, WA
    4059 Tue Jul 09 09:27:38 EDT 2013 Cassandra Oberlander Douglas, WY
    4058 Mon Jun 24 21:04:08 EDT 2013 April Maule DOWNINGTOWN, PA
    4057 Tue Jun 18 21:56:15 EDT 2013 Tara Knisely Mechanicsburg, PA
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