Thursday, February 23, 2012
Wild Salmon Center Report on Pebble Mine
The Wild Salmon Center recently released a comprehensive report on the potential impacts of the proposed Pebble Mine on the Bristol Bay ecosystem. Not surprisingly they conclude that the proposed mine has the potential to catastrophically impact the Bristol Bay ecosystem and the salmon fisheries it has long supported. Bristol Bay is home to one of the world's largest and most intact salmon ecosystem and annually supports commercial sockeye fisheries worth as much as $ 572 million. Placing one of the worlds largest open pit mines and the 2.5 billion tons of toxic tailings it would produce right in the heart of this ecosystem is a recipe for catastrophe. The EPA is currently conducting an environmental review of the Pebble Mine proposal and will likely issue their findings sometime this year.
More info at the Wild Salmon Center's website: