Save Bristol Bay Blog

It has never been so clear that our minds are made up when it comes to Pebbleas when  The Breach film toured the state late last month. 

Commercial salmon fishermen, tribal representatives, sport anglers and salmon lovers are coming together across the southern part of the State for the Alaska premiere of the award-winning film, The Breach. The first event is 8:00 p.m., THIS Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Bear Tooth Theatrepub in Anchorage. 

Florida-based artist, Kelly Tracht, has graciously offered to sell her colorful sockeye art with the proceeds going to the Save Bristol Bay campaign. 

We asked Kelly why she was inspired to protect Bristol Bay. Here's what she had to say: 

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