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.
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.
The FRESH Community
|Number||Date||Name||Location||Submit your comments on ...|
|4049||Tue May 14 15:16:05 EDT 2013||David Woods||West Richland, WA|
|4048||Thu May 09 14:12:18 EDT 2013||Landon Carpenter||San Francisco, CA||Don't let Pebble play the DNR like a fiddle. Anglo American didn't get to the size it is today by not getting their mines permitted?|
|4047||Wed May 08 22:22:31 EDT 2013||Felicia Domosley||Aurora, CO|
|4046||Fri Apr 26 23:41:28 EDT 2013||Jason Mark||Boca Raton, FL|
|4045||Sun Apr 21 21:17:07 EDT 2013||Anonymous||Loma Linda, CA|
|4044||Sat Apr 20 12:46:32 EDT 2013||Michelle Garthe||Murphysboro, IL|
|4043||Wed Apr 17 13:58:49 EDT 2013||ANtonette Schwake||Sedro Woolley, WA|
|4042||Sun Apr 14 10:29:40 EDT 2013||Greg Sieszputowski||Mio, MI|
|4041||Fri Apr 12 12:35:06 EDT 2013||Gladys Ibanez||Katy, TX||Don't destroy wild salmon environment|
|4040||Fri Apr 12 03:04:25 EDT 2013||Juliana Johnson||Opelousas, LA|
|4039||Fri Apr 12 03:04:24 EDT 2013||Juliana Johnson||Opelousas, LA|
|4038||Fri Apr 12 03:04:21 EDT 2013||Juliana Johnson||Opelousas, LA|
|4037||Wed Apr 03 11:17:02 EDT 2013||Anonymous||flushing, NY|
|4036||Tue Mar 26 22:45:07 EDT 2013||MICHAEL HERNANDEZ||JOLIET, IL|
|4035||Fri Mar 22 17:48:10 EDT 2013||Barbara Hayes||Barnstable, MA|
|4034||Sun Mar 17 23:42:41 EDT 2013||Sylvia L. Martinez||Baton Rouge, LA||Salmon are at great risk already. Stop Pebble Mine!|
|4033||Thu Mar 14 00:32:18 EDT 2013||Anonymous||rochester hills, MI|
|4032||Tue Mar 12 09:18:10 EDT 2013||Jean Murphy||Royal Oak, MI|
|4031||Sat Mar 09 11:05:43 EST 2013||Sarah Bacon||CO|
|4030||Sun Mar 03 21:19:52 EST 2013||Ryan Fisher||Canton, CT|
|4029||Sun Mar 03 21:19:37 EST 2013||Ryan Fisher||Canton, CT|
|4028||Sun Mar 03 02:50:07 EST 2013||Danette Hull||Highland, OH||We want to keep our salmon safe and free of toxins!|
|4027||Sat Mar 02 11:54:32 EST 2013||Anonymous||Basking Ridge, NJ|
|4026||Thu Feb 21 00:10:28 EST 2013||Leslie Smith||Stop Pebble Mine!
Stop GMO Salmon!
|4025||Tue Feb 19 00:28:14 EST 2013||Sydney Klein||Carbondale, IL|