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A strong majority of Alaskans would like to see Bristol Bay protected from large-scale mining, according to a new public opinion survey released today by the Benson Strategy Group. Nearly three in four Alaskans surveyed viewed the Pebble mine as risky for Alaska’s fishing industry, while 57 percent [ READ MORE... ]
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Bristol Bay sockeye. Photo by Pat Clayton By: Jenny Lynes There is nothing like fresh, wild-caught Alaskan salmon.  I learned this firsthand after moving to Alaska a couple of years ago. Coming from the midwest, I'd occasionally splurge on a fillet of grocery store salmon (wild Alaskan... whenever [ READ MORE... ]
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About the Bristol Bay Ambassadors Series The fight to protect Bristol Bay is about more than a giant mine, or even salmon…it's about people, and families and community. It’s about overcoming challenges, standing up for what is right, and believing that together we can achieve results that last far [ READ MORE... ]
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A good day fishing in Bristol Bay. Photo submitted by Pat Vermillion   By Jenny Lynes Foreword by Nelli Williams, Deputy Director, Trout Unlimited's Alaska Program    I can think of no better person to kick-off the Bristol Bay Ambassadors series than Pat Vermillion. I first met Pat several years [ READ MORE... ]
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Sockeye salmon in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Photo by Jim Klug   By: Jenny Lynes   After the strong EPA comment period last summer and an overwhelming result of a Ballot initiative in the midterm election, there is no question that Alaskans want Pebble Mine stopped and Bristol Bay protected. Incredibly, [ READ MORE... ]
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Rainbow Trout, Bristol Bay, Alaska. Photo by Brian O'Keefe.   By Nelli Williams   Yesterday, President Obama permanently protected the offshore areas of Bristol Bay from oil & gas drilling and exploration. This is an important step in protecting the culture and fish-based jobs of this [ READ MORE... ]
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By Jenny Lynes   By now, many of you have seen the news that a Federal Judge in Alaska issued a preliminary injunction ordering the Environmental Protection Agency to stop moving forward on issuing protections for Bristol Bay under the Clean Water Act. The court decision puts the Clean Water Act [ READ MORE... ]
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Bristol Bay River Academy Students prepare for a day on the water. Iliamna, Alaska. By Jenny Lynes Bristol Bay, Alaska is home to the world’s richest commercial and sport salmon fisheries, the state’s only designated “Trophy Rainbow Trout” area, and is also home to communities of Alaska Natives who [ READ MORE... ]
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EPA Hearing in Anchorage, AK By Jenny Lynes We heard lots of powerful testimony at the EPA hearings concerning the Pebble Mine this summer. Hundreds of Alaskans spoke up to share with the EPA why they do not support mines like Pebble in Bristol Bay. We created this video with some pieces of [ READ MORE... ]
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Travis Rummel holding a rainbow trout while shooting footage for "Red Gold" in Bristol Bay. Photo by Ben Knight By Jenny Lynes A lot has happened this summer on the Bristol Bay front. We wanted to provide a brief update for those of you who want to know the latest! Under authority granted in the [ READ MORE... ]
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