Friday, January 17, 2014

Celebrate--and Stay Alert

If you haven't picked up the news yet around the blogosphere, the EPA released its Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment this week and came down squarely against Pebble Mine and large-scale mining and development there. Here's Trout Unlimited's Action Alert. So, celebrate--and stay alert.

Trout Unlimited | Conserving, protecting and restoring North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds | Save Bristol Bay
»Action Alert  |  January 16, 2014
Dear Jim,
EPA just released its Final Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment for Bristol Bay, Alaska. The document details unquestionable harm to salmon and fishing jobs from large-scale mining in Bristol Bay.
Trout Unlimited has worked with local communities, Alaska Native tribes, the commercial fishing industry, jewelers, chefs, restaurant owners, and sportsmen and women across the country to stop the Pebble mine. After three years of study, the EPA has released its final report. It concludes that large-scale mining in Bristol Bay will cause unquestionable and irreparable harm to fish, local communities and salmon-based businesses. Having a clear, strong scientific document means we are closer than ever to protecting North America's greatest salmon run.
Now that the science is complete, the EPA should act quickly to use its Clean Water Act 404(c) authority to ensure the long-term protection of Bristol Bay and its fishery. The science supports it, Alaskans support it, and hunters and anglers across the country support it. It's time for our political leaders to acknowledge what business leaders already know: Pebble mine is a risk we can't afford to take.
We need your help now, more than ever, to keep the momentum to protect Bristol Bay strong.
  • Visit our action center to thank the EPA and urge them to move forward with Clean Water Act protection for Bristol Bay immediately.
  • Make a donation to Trout Unlimited's Save Bristol Bay campaign. Your support will help us continue to push for lasting protections for Bristol Bay's clean water and fish.

Tim Bristol
Alaska Program Director
Trout Unlimited
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