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 ...|
|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 (www.salmonfilmfestival.org)|
|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|
|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|