Pebble Mine is back!
Just as Bristol Bay fishermen hauled in a near-record harvest of 37 million sockeye salmon, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sent a blow to the industry by reversing an earlier decision to implement Clean Water Act protections for water quality in the watershed.
The Trump Administration's EPA is now seeking public input on its decision to reverse its 2014 Proposed Determination to add specific protections to water quality in the Bristol Bay watershed. The 2014 Determination would have ensured large-scale mining did not cause irreversible harm to habitat that sustains the world’s largest salmon fishery.
The Trump Administration wants to hear from Fishermen on this. The public comment period is now open.
The Bristol Bay fishery is an economic powerhouse* and supports:
*Read the full report from the University of Alaska Anchorage's Institute of Social and Economic Research
- $1.5 billion in economic activity
- 14,000 jobs each season
- $500 million in annual income
United Fishermen of Alaska represents 34 Alaska commercial fishing organizations and is steadfast in its opposition to the Pebble Mine as proposed by Northern Dynasty Minerals.
You can submit your comments to the EPA by clicking here.