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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.

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Lawmakers Must Act to Protect Bristol Bay.

It is time for our elected leaders in Congress and in Alaska to pass legislation that will protect the Bristol Bay watershed in perpetuity. Such legislation should ensure that mining projects that would harm Bristol Bay rivers, lakes and wetlands — such as the proposed Pebble Mine — can never be built.  Legislation is a key part of our dual track approach, but a 404c veto is critical to provide immediate protections and underpin strong legislation.


Sign our petition to support real action to protect Bristol Bay permanently and forever.


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