What ASA is Doing
ASA has a longstanding position to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay from mining given its ecological and economic importance. As part of a large coalition, ASA is pushing for an EPA veto of the permit, which will mark the end of the fight against Pebble Mine.
Through Keep America Fishing, supporters generated thousands of emails to key decision-makers including the President, both chambers of Congress, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Read ASA’s position statement on mining.
Finding the mine “contrary to the public interest,”on November 25, 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit for the Pebble Mine in Alaska, all but ending plans for the proposed mine project.
ASA strongly supports the Clean Water Act permit denial, as more than 2,800 acres of wetlands, 130 miles of stream, and over 130 acres of open water were at risk due to mine development and operation, let alone the potential damage to fisheries. The rejection of the Pebble Mine Project permit by the U.S. Army Corps confirms that there was too much at stake to develop the mine at the proposed location.