Protect Bristol Bay from Destructive Open Pit Mining
  • Petitioned Dennis McLerren

This petition was delivered to:

EPA Regional Administrator for Region 10
Dennis McLerren
EPA Administrator
Lisa Jackson

Protect Bristol Bay from Destructive Open Pit Mining

    1. Petition by

      American Rivers

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.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Darin Masterson TORRINGTON, WY
      • over 2 years ago

      Alaska resident since 1975 and Bristol Bay fisherman who would hate to see a natural resource destroyed by greed

    • Stormi Davis NINE MILE FALLS, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      I live and work in Bristol Bay- directly downriver from the proposed site. The projected Pebble Mine project would destroy the Bristol Bay fishery- the largest red salmon fishery on earth. all profits would go directly to the overseas "owners", and Alaska will be left with a toxic hole leaching directly into our water supply. Please don't let Pebble destroy my home.

    • Gunther allspach REGO PARK, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      This is where I was raised :(

    • Bob Smith NEW YORK, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      I've been to Egegik on Bristol Bay and this resource is irreplaceable.

      • over 2 years ago

      I've seen open pit mining in UT. I think the impact on our rich natural resources far outweigh the benefits.


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