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Alaska’s Bristol Bay is home to some of the most abundant wild salmon populations found anywhere in the world, a billion-dollar fishing industry, and Native communities that have thrived on the salmon for millennia. However, all this could be destroyed.
The lead agency reviewing the key federal permit for the proposed Pebble Mine has released a rushed draft review of the mine’s potential environmental impacts. This review is the most important document in the process that could lead to a massive, dangerous mine at the headwaters of a region producing over half of the world’s wild sockeye salmon.
In the midst of the fertile network of wetlands and streams that supplies this spectacular bay, developers have proposed a massive open-pit mine. Construction alone would destroy thousands of acres of salmon habitat, and the mine would ultimately need to manage 11.8 billion gallons of contaminated water per year — an absolutely unprecedented amount within the United States. The plan for doing so has never been tested, and the cost of any failure will be to dump toxic wastewater into the very heart of this rich salmon ecosystem.
The Bristol Bay watershed is worth fighting for. It’s a sustainable economic powerhouse for local communities and the lifeblood of Alaska Native cultures there. Now is the time to tell the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to protect Bristol Bay and oppose the dangerous and irresponsible Pebble Mine!
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Important Notices and Resources
This is an official U.S. Army Corps of Engineers comment period regarding the Pebble Mine Project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. The Draft EIS is intended to disclose the likely impacts from the proposed project and to offer the public, tribes, and governmental agencies a chance to review and comment. The Final EIS will address all substantive comments on the Draft EIS and is estimated to be released in early 2020. You can get more information on Pebble Project EIS page
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