Save Bristol Bay Blog

This is it folks. This Friday marks the last and final opportunity to make sure its crystal clear that sportsmen and women want cool, clean, fish filled waters in Bristol Bay...not a giant mine. 
 
If you have not already done so, please take a minute to comment today and help protect the world’s greatest remaining wild sockeye salmon run.
  

It's giveaway time!


We want to encourage as many of you to take action to protect Bristol Bay as possible, and luckily, so do our friends at Patagonia.
Patagonia San Francisco has generously donated two jackets to the Save Bristol Bay cause! 

TU has asked you time and again to comment in order to protect a place that few people from the Lower 48 have had the opportunity to see for themselves. We’ve asked you to take our word for the fact that Bristol Bay is a beautiful, unique, thriving fishery. (In fact, please take action now if you have not already!) Dan Michels, a longtime lodge owner, guide and pilot out of King Salmon wanted to give the opportunity for someone to see it for him or herself.

Bristol Bay residents turned out to six hearings around the region to tell EPA to promptly finalize their proposed protections.

Residents spoke loud and clear. 

They said:

The EPA heard 3 out of 4 Alaskans speak out against Pebble Mine during the August hearings in Anchorage and around the Bristol Bay region. We were moved by the testimony, pleading with the EPA to understand why and how Pebble Mine threatens the valuable resource in Bristol Bay.

Last week, over the course of seven public hearings, Alaskans' message to the EPA was crystal clear: finalize the determination and protect Bristol Bay. In fact, nearly 1,000 Alaskans attended and 3 out of 4 spoke in favor of protecting Bristol Bay.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 20, 2014

CONTACT:
Tim Bristol, Trout Unlimited Alaska Program Manager
(907) 321-3291 or tbristol@tu.org


Alaskans speak in support of EPA protections for Bristol Bay

If you've asked yourself this question, or any other questions about the fight over Pebble Mine, this is the video for you.

Steelbird Productions does an artful job of explaining the threats posed to Bristol Bay by the Pebble Mine, what happened when Alaskans asked the State and then, when nothing came of their requests, the EPA to hear their case. It also shows just how unique a place Bristol Bay, Alaska really is.