Bristol Bay needs protection — permanently and forever
A Call for Permanent Protection
There are two things that need to happen to protect Bristol Bay from the threat of environmental devastation.
The EPA Must Immediately Veto Pebble Mine
Now is the time for the Environmental Protection Agency to use section 404c of the Clean Water Act to veto the Pebble Mine. No other approach can create the immediate safety net for those who depend on Bristol Bay. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Environmental Protection Agency have concluded that Pebble Mine will damage Bristol Bay forever – yet they have allowed the project to continue. The EPA must start its veto process immediately.
Congress Must Act to Establish the Bristol Bay National Fisheries Area
It is time for our elected leaders to introduce and pass the Bristol Bay National Fisheries Area Act that will protect the waters of Bristol Bay, Alaska in perpetuity.
This legislation should establish a National Fisheries Area to provide federal protection for the watersheds of Bristol Bay, Alaska. It must permanently ban any toxic mine waste from the proposed Pebble Mine and large scale projects like it that would harm Bristol Bay rivers, lakes and wetlands.
Our Elected Officials Must Take Action
It is time to permanently protect Bristol Bay – to ensure that it will continue to provide for current and future generations of Alaska Native people and supply healthy, sustainable food to people around the nation and around the world.
In the name of our communities, our businesses, our children, and generations to come, we call on our elected leaders to permanently protect Bristol Bay’s waters from the threat of the Pebble Mine, now.
Sign our petition to support real action to protect Bristol Bay permanently and forever.
To sign your organization on in support of this solution for Bristol Bay please fill out the form below.
Bristol Bay Native Association
United Tribes of Bristol Bay
Wild Salmon Center
Natural Resources Defense Council
Native American Rights Fund
Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay
Business for Bristol Bay
Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation
Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
The Alaska Center
Defend Bristol Bay
The Fly Fishing Show
American Sustainable Business Council
Social Venture Circle
Finest Fly Tying Benches of Colorado
Forever Wild Seafood
One Fish Foundation
On the Land Media
Center for Science in Public Participation
Bear Trail Lodge
Alaska's Wild River Guides
Fall Line Fisheries
Barry & Cathy Beck
Alaska Sustainable Fisheries Trust
Sweetwater Travel Company
Royal Coachman Lodge
Marine Fish Conservation Network
Houston Safari Club
Copper River Lodge
Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association
Alaska Sportsman’s Lodge
Fishing with Larry
Environmental Investigation Agency
Brian O'Keefe Photography
James Beard Foundation
Fly Water Travel
Seattle Fish Co.
American Fly Fishing Trade Association
The Eyrie Vineyards
Slow Food USA