The Solution

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Bristol Bay needs protection — permanently and irrevocably

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

An EPA Clean Water Act Veto of Pebble Mine — FINALIZED!

On January 31, 2023, EPA used their authority under section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act to finalize a veto of Pebble Mine. This provided immediate protections for those who depend of Bristol Bay. 

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.

Stand With the People of Bristol Bay