Tell the EPA to Oppose the Toxic Pebble Mine!
For more than a decade, mining companies have been fighting to establish a massive, open-pit mine at the headwaters of the greatest sockeye salmon fishery in the world: Alaska’s spectacular Bristol Bay.
The Environmental Protection Agency is close to stopping the proposed Pebble Mine, which would be North America’s largest open-pit mine and a toxic disaster for Alaska’s Bristol Bay. It is more critical than ever that you take a moment to encourage EPA to do the right thing for Alaska’s wildlife, its people, and the world’s greatest sockeye salmon habitat.
EPA is taking public comments right now from people who care about protecting Alaska’s wildlife, American jobs, and salmon-rich watersheds. Unless the federal government hears from you—from all of us—a decade of conservation work and the world’s richest salmon-producing streams could be wasted.
Photo Caption: Rivers in the Bristol Bay watershed area
To: Environmental Protection Agency
I support the EPA's efforts to protect Bristol Bay, Alaska, from the proposed Pebble Mine. Thank you for the review undertaken to create the Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment. I believe this assessment justified your use of the Clean Water Act Section 404(c) to stop this project, which I believe is not worth threatening 14,000 jobs and multiple industries that depend on Bristol Bay's clean, healthy waters.
I encourage the EPA to move forward with a final determination under the Clean Water Act to finalize restrictions to prevent dangerous development in the Bristol Bay Watershed.
Pebble is the wrong mine in the wrong place. Your decision to use the Clean Water Act is justified and necessary to ensure that large-scale sulfide mining will not ruin the nation's largest salmon fishery. Please continue your effort to protect one of the nation's greatest sustainable resources—the Bristol Bay, Alaska, salmon fishery.
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