Make Your Voice Heard in the Fight Against Pebble Mine

The Pebble Mine project–which would create the world’s largest open-pit mine at the headwaters of Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed–is a disaster waiting to happen. At risk is the last great wild-salmon run on the planet, as well as an ecosystem that supports everything from brown bears, to bald eagles, to rainbow trout, to hundreds of other species. It’s also an ecosystem that supports thriving sport-fishing and commercial-fishing industries, as well as a way of life that indigenous people have treasured for millenia.

In late February, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on the Pebble Mine project. A tool for decision-making, the DEIS describes the environmental effects of Pebble’s current proposal, lists alternative actions that may be chosen, but does not consider impacts of mining the full Pebble deposit. 

Click here to make your voice heard.

The incredible sockeye-salmon runs of Bristol Bay cannot be replaced.

On March 1, a 90-day public-comment period opened, giving every American an opportunity to make his or her voice heard on the DEIS and the Pebble Mine project, in general. The comment period was extended in May and now ends on June 29.

Take a few moments today to help protect an incredible resource, a way of life for thousands of Alaskans, and a dream destination for sportsmen and -women from around the world. The folks at Save Bristol Bay have made it incredibly easy for you to submit your comment. The link below takes you to an easy-to-use form for submitting your opinion.

4 thoughts on “Make Your Voice Heard in the Fight Against Pebble Mine”

  1. It is rather sad to see the comment section empty on this post. Natural resources are the essence of our sports and every fisherman should do their share of work to protect them.

    So… I just want to express my gratitude to Orvis and its effort towards conservation. With education, American craftsmanship and outstanding customer service, it really weighs in the balance when it comes to choosing equipment.

    Thanks

  2. It is so unreal that this king of project could still exist, now that everybody is aware about ecology and environmental crisis, how many species do we have to eradicate to be satisfied since we eliminate 1/3 of worldwide species in a just 25 years, when the government will wake up and understand that it’s not time to make few people rich, it’s time to save the riches we already have with all this beautiful nature, we all have to fight and all together we’ll make it.

  3. I work in the offshore oil / gas industry and love to fish, hunt and enjoy the outdoors; I am not an environmentalist who wants to shut down all industry, but I am a conservationist. I cannot fathom how anyone doing an environmental impact study could even consider giving a green light to this project. One incident could wipe out that entire fishery. The people of Alaska need to really stand up to shut this down.

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