After decades of work, EPA has finally listened to our Tribal-led movement and brought relief to the people and fisheries of Bristol Bay, Alaska. This historic action by EPA, vetoing the toxic Pebble Mine, frees an entire generation from unnecessary struggle and returns control of the future to the communities that have called this region home for thousands of years.
Bristol Bay is the lifeblood of Alaska. Home to the world’s largest wild sockeye salmon run, the bay provides tens of thousands of Alaskan jobs and feeds Americans from coast to coast. Its pristine waters have sustained the Indigenous peoples of the region for millennia, and each year tens of thousands of anglers and visitors from around the world are drawn to its extraordinary beauty and abundance.