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
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|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|
|4056||Thu Jun 13 02:45:30 EDT 2013||Tessa Yonson||Albury, ot|