August 16, 2017
Alannah Hurley, United Tribes of Bristol Bay (907) 843-1633
Nelli Williams, Trout Unlimited’s Alaska Program (907) 230-7121
Norm Van Vactor, Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation (907) 843-2508
Pebble Mine opponents to hold rally outside Anchorage Pebble advisory meeting
ANCHORAGE, AK – Alaskans opposed to the Pebble Mine project will support Bristol Bay residents who rely on healthy runs of wild salmon by rallying outside a Monday Pebble Partnership gathering in Anchorage. Pebble is convening the private meeting to discuss how to build a mine with their hand-picked advisory panel. Opponents of the project declined an invitation from the Pebble Partnership and will not participate in a discussion that presumes a mine is being built, and instead will join Alaskans at the rally to remind the panel of a long-held truth: the Pebble Mine has no place in Bristol Bay.
Who: Bristol Bay residents, commercial and sport fishermen, business owners, and others in favor of protecting Bristol Bay.
What: Rally to demonstrate to Pebble Mine supporters that Alaskans’ dedication to protecting Bristol Bay’s wild salmon is unwavering, and the project is not welcome due to the threats it poses to the world’s last great sockeye salmon fishery that sustains local indigenous cultures and fish-based businesses.
Where: Corner of 4th and K Street (outside the Captain Cook Hotel, which is the location of the Pebble Advisory board meeting)
When: Monday, August 21, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Speakers and Interview Opportunities:
United Tribes of Bristol Bay Executive Director Alannah Hurley
Nunamta Aulukestai Board Member/Curyung Tribal Chief Tommy Tilden
Nondalton Tribal Council President William Evanoff
Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation CEO Norm Van Vactor
Former State Senate President Rick Halford