Thursday, September 19, 2013

Huge Step Forward in Fight Against Pebble Mine

On Monday Anglo American, a major mining company and partner in the proposed Pebble Mine project announced it was pulling out of the project. The company will take a $300 million hit on the project, which has faced stiff opposition from both local and national fishing and conservation groups, and from Native Alaskan communities in the Bristol Bay region. Bristol Bay supports the largest, most sustainable commercial sockeye fishery in the world, and the proposed Pebble Mine, situated in the headwaters of Iliamna Lake, would pose a direct threat to the regions ecological bounty. Indeed, an EPA commissioned report found that project posed major risks to wildlife and fisheries values in the region. With the largest financial partner exiting the Pebble Partnership, momentum is on our side. The public has overwhelmingly and emphatically stated their opposition to the Pebble Project and the exit of Anglo American will place further pressure on the Federal Government to protect Bristol Bay under the Clean Water Act. 

The Huffington Post on Anglo American's decision: 

More information from Save Bristol Bay:

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