Save Bristol Bay Blog

January 22, 2015

Contact: Tim Bristol, Alaska Program Manager, Trout Unlimited (907) 321-3291

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Outside Senators’ Clean Water Act proposal threatens Bristol Bay salmon, culture, jobs

Two Lower 48 Senators to introduce bill that would negate protections for Bristol Bay from the Pebble Mine.

In a story published today by E&E reporter Manuel Quiñones, we learned that two lower 48 Senators, Joe Manchin (D-WV) and David Vitter (R-LA), plan to introduce a bill that threatens the Clean Water Act provision thousands of Americans have supported authorizing the EPA to protect Bristol Bay from threats posed by Pebble Mine.
 
According to the article:

On Facebook we recently asked everyone to take a moment to tell their elected leaders that you [still] do not support Pebble Mine. In response, we've seen a number of questions to the tune of, "Wait? I thought Pebble Mine was dead?"

It's not a bad question and we're glad you asked!

December 16, 2015
 
Today, President Obama permanently protected the offshore areas of Bristol Bay from oil&gas drilling and exploration. This is an important step in protecting the culture and fish-based jobs of this productive region, and an esteemed acknowledgement of the sustainable salmon resource that thrives in Bristol Bay. 

November 24, 2014
 
CONTACT:
Tim Bristol, Trout Unlimited Alaska Program Director
(907) 321-3291 or tbristol@tu.org

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Inundated with Pebble Paperwork, Judge Delays EPA Decision; Asks for Clarification
 

Part 3:


We heard lots of powerful testimony at the EPA hearings this summer. Hundreds of Alaskans spoke up to share with the EPA why they do not support mines like Pebble in Bristol Bay.

Part 2:
We heard lots of powerful testimony at the EPA hearings this summer. Hundreds of Alaskans spoke up to share with the EPA why they do not support mines like Pebble in Bristol Bay.

Part 1:
We heard lots of powerful testimony at the EPA hearings this summer. Hundreds of Alaskans spoke up to share with the EPA why they do not support mines like Pebble in Bristol Bay.

We created this video with some pieces of testimony, but there is so much more we wanted to share with you. Over the next couple of weeks, we'll be featuring testimony from a number of Alaskan voices on what saving Bristol Bay means to them.