May 28, 2012
Help stop a proposed mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska and protect the biggest wild sockeye salmon fishery on the planet.
This Thursday, May 31, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is coming to Seattle for a public hearing on the proposed Pebble Mine, which would sit at the headwaters of Bristol Bay's most productive salmon habitat.
We want to pack the hearing with advocates of wild, sustainable salmon who oppose the mine, so we need you there!
What: Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment Public Hearing
When: Thursday, May 31 at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Jackson Federal Building, North Auditorium,
915 Second Street, Seattle
Nearly 40 million salmon return to Bristol Bay's pristine waters each summer. The fish support an economy that sustains 14,000 fishing jobs, generates more than $480 million annually, and sustains dozens of Alaska Native communities that have been living a subsistence lifestyle for thousands of years.
Earlier this month, EPA released its draft Watershed Assessment of Bristol Bay, which concludes that even without a major accident or catastrophe, a mine the size Pebble will eliminate or block up to 87 miles of salmon streams and remove or bury up to 4,200 acres of wetlands that are part of salmon habitat.
The mine is predicted to produce 3 billion tons of waste over its lifetime. Even a small amount of this toxic waste spilled into Bristol Bay's watershed would be a disaster.
Please come show your support for wild salmon and the people who depend on them.
If you can't attend, please take just a minute to fill out a pre-written comment to EPA to support their science and urge them to protect Bristol Bay from large-scale industrial mining through the Clean Water Act.
For more information about how to Save Bristol Bay, visit savebristolbay.org.
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