Last week, Orvis joined with more than 40 organizations and companies, representing millions of sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts, to ask the 2016 Presidential candidates in both parties one simple question: “Where do you stand on the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska?”
Many of us in the outdoor recreation world have spent the better part of the last decade working to protect one of the world’s premiere salmon fisheries. But the issue is still unsettled, and we need to know where our next potential President stands.
Writing on the Field & Stream “Fly Talk” blog, explains the importance of the question:
EPA Region 10 official Dennis McLerran said earlier this month that, though the science underscores the importance of stopping the Pebble Mine project, “It’s unfortunate that we won’t be able to… finalize actions on this. But future administrations. . .will have that work in hand.”
See the full letter sent to the candidates below.