Pebble Mine and the Bristol Bay Fishery
Most people thought the fight to protect Bristol Bay was over – and with good reason. In 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) used its authority to limit mining activities determined to be harmful to salmon and this critically important ecosystem. This was known as the Proposed Determination and many hoped it was a done deal.
However, following a series of lawsuits and a change in leadership at the EPA, the proposed protections so many of us asked for are in danger of being reversed. Going backwards is not the right move.
We continue to work with our partners, like Sportsmen’s Alliance for Alaska, in protecting this impressive American salmon resource. Pebble Partnership will continue to seek permission to mine so the fight goes on.