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.


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    4101 Tue Nov 17 03:23:03 EST 2015 Ronald Brewer West Monroe, LA
    4100 Sat Jun 27 14:30:50 EDT 2015 Katie Hall Napa, CA
    4099 Thu May 07 23:50:25 EDT 2015 Anonymous Lake Elsinore , CA
    4098 Wed Apr 08 09:44:24 EDT 2015 Judy Eldrd Colrain, MA
    4097 Fri Mar 20 12:41:01 EDT 2015 Anonymous CO
    4096 Tue Mar 03 15:04:49 EST 2015 Anonymous Royal Oak, MI
    4095 Tue Mar 03 15:04:35 EST 2015 Anonymous Royal Oak, MI
    4094 Wed Nov 19 22:00:07 EST 2014 Rick M AB
    4093 Sun Nov 09 02:25:29 EST 2014 Jeanine Pfeiffer Boonville, CA I feature films about Bristol Bay and the opposition to Pebble Mine every year in our Salmon Film Festival in Mendocino County, California (
    4092 Tue Nov 04 13:49:42 EST 2014 Alison Rich Beacon, NY
    4091 Tue Nov 04 13:49:41 EST 2014 Alison Rich Beacon, NY
    4090 Sun Oct 19 17:31:29 EDT 2014 Anonymous Kingston, MA
    4089 Mon Aug 11 17:56:58 EDT 2014 Caol Leu Kalispell , MT
    4088 Thu Aug 07 12:35:03 EDT 2014 Jeremy Anaya IL
    4087 Mon Jul 28 08:37:33 EDT 2014 Anonymous Eustis, FL
    4086 Sun Jul 27 10:19:02 EDT 2014 Erin Armstrong Bethlehem , PA
    4085 Tue Jul 15 19:08:22 EDT 2014 Anonymous Spokane, WA
    4084 Mon Jul 14 14:53:58 EDT 2014 Kimberly wyke
    4083 Thu Jun 12 17:28:55 EDT 2014 Rose Ann Witt Thousand Oaks, CA
    4082 Mon Jun 02 01:54:33 EDT 2014 Anonymous
    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
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