The Time is Now: Tell EPA to Protect Bristol Bay
^Pictured above: Your action can help protect all of this.
As you may have seen, the EPA released its proposed determination to protect Bristol Bay from the Pebble Mine last Friday. More specifically, they propose to place restrictions on the impacts of large-scale mining of the Pebble deposit in Bristol Bay, Alaska. This is great news!
This milestone is thanks to YOU and the others across the country who weighed in asking for Bristol Bay protections. You recognize that Bristol Bay is home to one of the last great salmon fisheries in existance, and that the area is extremely unique and worthy of special protections. And luckily, the EPA listened. Their proposed determination summary says, "this is a uniquely large mine in a uniquely important place."
Now, it is time to finish this process. Contrary to how it may seem or what you may have heard, the Pebble Mine battle is NOT over!
We need your help once again to finalize these protections! So please, take action today and tell EPA you support Clean Water Act protections for Bristol Bay.
The salmon, wildlife, people and fishing jobs of this beautiful and productive region are threatened by the proposed Pebble gold and copper mine. If built, Pebble could become the largest mine in North America. We have an unprecedented opportunity to stop this mine and protect Bristol Bay's fish and jobs through the Clean Water Act.
Take action now by commenting on the proposed determination. Ask EPA to finalize determination as soon as possible and put Clean Water Act 404(c) protections in place for Bristol Bay.
Then, share with your friends, asking them to do the same.
Thank you for your dilligence in ensuring the longevity of North America's most pristine and productive salmon fishery. We're in the home stretch!