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This week’s news that the EPA was suspending the Clean Water Act’s protections for headwater streams was a stark reminder that elections have consequences. The previous presidential administration worked for years to write the rule, and the new one doesn’t like it. Game over, right? No. Don’t [ READ MORE... ]
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NEWS: Last Friday, the U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced that he would not withdraw the 2014 Clean Water Act 404(c) Proposed Determination for Bristol Bay, Alaska.  PruittEPATweet What does this mean? The Proposed Determination, when finalized would have [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo by Tim Romano Step 1: Take a deep breath. Really. Have you done it? Ok good. Now keep reading. On Friday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers accepted Pebble’s application for permits to mine in Bristol Bay. Step 2: repeat step one. The fact that the Pebble mine proposal even got this far is [ READ MORE... ]
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TU does more work than any other organization in the country to make fishing better. For example, in Mill Creek, a tributary to the Russian River in California, we worked for seven years with our partners to remove a dam to reopen 14 miles of critical spawning habitat for imperiled Coho salmon. [ READ MORE... ]
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blog BY chris_wood ON December 23 - 1 COMMENTS
Looking back at 2017
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By Chris Wood Last week, I had an hour between meetings in Carmel, California, so I called Tim Frahm, who directs our CA coastal steelhead work. He invited me to look at a project that Christy Fischer, his spouse, and he had worked on. Over chicken sandwiches they told me a riveting story about how [ READ MORE... ]
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After over a decade, Pebble mine backers say they plan to file permit applications tomorrow (Friday, Dec. 22) to construct a massive open-pit mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska – one of North America’s most treasured, awe-inspiring fisheries. A region full of quiet, clear, winding rivers; massive trout [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Wood President Trump came into office with the promise to “make America great again.” A steady diet of less natural resource protection has followed. Less protection for small streams under the Clean Water Act. Less protection for national monuments. Less protection for amazing landscapes [ READ MORE... ]
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Pride of Bristol Bay sockeye salmon.    By: Nelli Williams    In the holiday spirit? Looking for ways to support TU’s work in Alaska while knocking a few things off your holiday to do list? Here are a few ideas from the TU Alaska Team.   Bristol Bay wild salmon - serve at a holiday party or send [ READ MORE... ]
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Cartoon by Michael O'Meara The past several months the Pebble Partnership, who aims to develop the highly controversial and widely opposed Pebble Mine in Bristol, Bay Alaska, has been touting their new mine plans to Alaskans in hopes of winning them over with new "smaller" and "safer" design claims [ READ MORE... ]
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By Jenny Weis You learned the facts about the massive proposed Pebble Mine. You've seen the fish pictures. Maybe you've released the legendary rainbows back into the cold, clear water. You've read the science. You've been outraged at the lies told by the Pebble Partnership.  And then, you took [ READ MORE... ]
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