About the Petition
Year after year, millions of wild salmon return to Bristol Bay. It provides 14,000 jobs for hard-working fishermen, sustains the Alaska Native people, and provides food for Alaska’s bears, beluga whales, and other wildlife.
In the heart of Alaska Bristol Bay, a Canadian company, Northern Dynasty, wants to build the Pebble gold and copper mine, which would be the largest open pit mine in North America—generating up to 10 billion tons of toxic mine waste and destroying salmon streams.
A scientific study by the Environmental Protection Agency demonstrates that mining the Pebble deposit would have severe and lasting impacts on Bristol Bay salmon.
The EPA has the authority under Section 404c of the Clean Water Act to protect the fishery by prohibiting the disposal of mine waste in the pristine waters of the Bristol Bay watershed.
TAKE ACTION: Urge the EPA and President Obama to act now to protect the world’s greatest wild salmon fishery.