Sunday, May 12, 2013
Action Alert: EPA Accepting Public Comments on Pebble Mine
The Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comments on the proposed Pebble Mine project. The mine, which is proposed in the headwaters of Iliamna Lake and the Nushugak River in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, has been under review since 200?. Last year, a scientific review of the project concluded that it would pose a significant ecological and economic threat to the Bristol Bay region, and the EPA is expected to issue a final decision on the project this year.
Pebble mine would be among the largest open pit mines on the planet, located squarely in the heart of one of the worlds most productive sockeye bearing ecosystems. For more than 100 years Bristol Bay has supported one of the largest, most stable commercial sockeye fisheries in the world. The mine would have far reaching impacts on sockeye populations in the affected watersheds and the host of species and communities that rely on them.
Please take 5 minutes to submit comments to the EPA before May 31st and tell the EPA to protect the future of the Bristol Bay ecosystem and fishery: