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Protect Bristol Bay from Destructive Open Pit Mining

430
Supporters

The rivers of Bristol Bay are wild and pristine. They are surrounded by lush tundra and crisscrossed with lakes and streams. These rivers support the world’s largest run of sockeye salmon, native tribes who use the rivers for trading and subsistence, and a thriving commercial fishing industry.

Unfortunately, this one of a kind resource is threatened by a mine of staggering scale that would cause irreversible damage to the rivers, clean water, salmon, and an entire way of life.

This 1,700-foot-deep, two-mile-long gold and copper mine has colossal earthen dams that would be taller than Hoover Dam. These dams are supposed to hold back a projected 10 billion tons of mining waste but yet are being built in a known earthquake zone.

Take action today: Tell the EPA to not allow the Pebble Mine to proceed.

This petition was delivered to:
  • EPA Regional Administrator for Region 10
    Dennis McLerren
  • EPA Administrator
    Lisa Jackson


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