Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Help Stop Pebble Mine

Join the fight against Pebble Mine, a proposed open pit gold and copper mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay Region. The Mine will be situated in the headwaters of the Kvichak and Nushagak Rivers which have historically supported some of the most productive and commercially important populations of Sockeye, and Chinook in the region. Mining operations are expected to produce up to 9 billion tons of contaminated waste which could have devastating effects on aquatic communities and salmon populations in the area. Check out the Natural Resources Defense Council website for more information on the issue and how you can get involved.