Welcome to the latest installment of the Wednesday Wake-Up Call, a roundup of the most pressing conservation issues important to anglers. Working with our friends at Trout Unlimited, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, The Everglades Foundation, Captains for Clean Water, Bullsugar.org, and Conservation Hawks (among others), we’ll make sure you’ve got the information you need to understand the issues and form solid opinions.
If you know of an important issue–whether it’s national or local–that anglers should be paying attention to, comment below, and we’ll check it out!
1. Pebble Mine Permit Denied!
In case you missed it (but, I mean, HOW?), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced last week that it has denied the permit for Pebble Mine, effectively killing the project. The Pebble Partnership vowed to appeal the decision, but few think they have much chance of success. Read our full coverage of the excitement last Wednesday: Victory at Last in the Fight Against Pebble Mine.
For more coverage, check out these stories from around the Web:
- Examining Why the Pebble Mine Died, on Hakai magazine
- Salmon-rich Bristol Bay deserves permanent protection, in the Seattle Times
- Pebble Mine Decision Hints at New Ally for Corporate Environmental Activism, on triplepundit.com
Big kudos go to a wide variety of organizations, companies, and individuals for this big win!