Take a stand: Help protect the world’s last great wild salmon run
By Jared Zissu | Tuesday, November 3
Today, the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology is meeting to discuss the future of a Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay Alaska. . .
Today, the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology is meeting to discuss the future of a Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay Alaska. It is up to us to reach out to committee members and tell them that the Pebble Mine is not welcome in Bristol Bay. It is crucial that we continue to protect the vital watersheds that host the world’s largest wild-salmon run, as well as the entire ecosystem and community built around the salmon runs.
“Pebble Limited Partnership has once again chosen to spend its money on costly lawsuits and high-paid Washington, D.C. insiders instead of following through on more than a decade of promises made to the people of Bristol Bay to apply for permits,” said Nelli Williams, director of Trout Unlimited’s Alaska Program. “Alaskans have every right to be disgusted at yet another Pebble-funded attempt to discredit the legal, thorough and transparent process enacted to protect a unique and valuable Alaskan salmon watershed from what would be the world’s largest open-pit mine.
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Take a stand and tell committee members to listen to facts and over a million Americans, not the rhetoric of a foreign mining company during todays hearing.
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