President Obama: The proposed Pebble Mine is the biggest threat to Bristol Bay, Alaska,
its clean waters and wildlife habitat. Fed by nine major rivers and a wetland
the size of Kentucky, Bristol Bay is home of the world’s largest sockeye salmon
runs. Up to 40 million adult salmon return to spawn in the Bristol Bay
watershed each year, and more than 12,000 jobs are tied to the fisheries and
natural resources there. The Pebble Mine – which would be 20 times larger than
all of the mines in Alaska combined – is the wrong mine in the wrong place, and
must not be permitted.
I urge you to protect Bristol Bay now and for future generations.