FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Nelli Williams, Trout Unlimited, (907) 230-1776
December 21, 2017
Trout Unlimited responds to filing of Pebble mine permit applications tomorrow
ANCHORAGE, AK - Today, the Pebble Limited Partnership announced they will submit applications for permits needed to build the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska tomorrow.
To this news, President and CEO of Trout Unlimited, Chris Wood, stated the following:
“Bristol Bay produced 56 million sockeye salmon in 2017. More than 14,000 jobs and $1.5 billion in economic output are produced every year from Bristol Bay simply because we haven’t messed it up… yet. The Pebble Mine, if built, would industrialize a pristine landscape, and put Bristol Bay in peril. On behalf of sportsmen and women across the country, and dozens of local businesses that would be directly affected by the Pebble Mine, Trout Unlimited calls on leaders in Alaska and D.C. to support the will of the people of the Bristol Bay region, and the state of Alaska, and not allow Bristol Bay to be ruined by the Pebble Mine,” said Chris Wood, the President and CEO of Trout Unlimited. “Our scientists will review the documents closely and we will demand close public scrutiny. But the science is already clear that mining the Pebble deposit will cause irreparable damage to the nation’s most significant salmon fishery.
Thank you to the sportsmen and women and millions of other Americans who understand that Bristol Bay is too special to be risked by Pebble Mine, and have spoken up. The mine might already be in operation were it not for your willingness to stand up for this special place.”
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