Please help us stop the pebble mine from being approved…..
The Pebble Mine is a grave threat to one of the world’s last great wilderness areas. The mine would threaten Bristol Bay and its amazing salmon runs with toxic tailings, and a giant industrial port would devastate the bears of McNeil River Sanctuary, and Lake Clark and Katmai National Parks.
Pebble Mine is on the fast track toward permitting, and the US Army Corps of Engineers is pushing this project forward at record pace. We need your help to slow down this runaway train.
Bristol Bay, as you know, is the crown jewel of fisheries and a mediocre permit review is unacceptable. That is why we were delighted last week when California’s Congressman Huffman introduced an amendment in the House budget process that would prevent the Army Corps from finalizing the Draft Environmental Impact Statement with this budget.
This amendment forces the Corps to stop, regroup and include critical missing pieces to its analysis of the Pebble mega mine, like salmon stream surveys and what happens if a toxic waste dam collapses. Unfortunately, this step is necessary to reign in an agency that seems more interested in meeting an artificial and unrealistic deadline than getting the science right and listening to the public. For years now, a majority of Alaskans have opposed Pebble and have been joined by millions of Americans urging strong protections for Bristol Bay. The Huffman amendment provides a critical opportunity the get things right.
Please tell your Elected Official to support this important amendment.