Pebble has applied for one of the major permits they’ll need to mine in Bristol Bay, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is fast-tracking the environmental review. This fall, the agency released a “scoping” report that ignored the concerns of Alaskans, fishermen, and scientists with regard to the mine’s potential impacts in Bristol Bay. Now, we’re asking our elected leaders to stop this process until the USACE is committed to a thorough, fair review of the application.
Please CLICK HERE to send a letter asking Alaska’s congressional delegation to listen to Alaskans who have said repeatedly that they want Bristol Bay’s irreplaceable salmon fishery protected and call for this process to be stopped.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has said a 90-day public comment period on the Draft EIS is likely to start in January– more info on that here. Please stay tuned for that comment period and other opportunities to take action to protect Bristol Bay!