Major Partner Withdraws from Proposed Pebble Mine
The following is paraphrased from a 9/16/13 Sportsman’s Alliance for Alaska email:
Very big news today regarding the campaign to protect Bristol Bay. The major partner behind the proposed Pebble Mine has decided to exit the project. See the news here:
This is likely in part a response to the massive outpouring of opposition to the proposed Pebble Mine and support for EPA taking action to protect the most productive wild salmon fishery on the planet.
See Trout Unlimited’s press release that discusses the overwhelming public comment numbers from this spring’s official comment period on the EPA’s revised draft Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment.
Thank you for your help to get us to this point – but there still is work to be done. We will need to capitalize on this development, and encourage our political leaders to follow the lead of the (soon to be former) major mining partner: Bristol Bay is not an appropriate location for mining. The science backs this up. The public supports it. And now the major financial partner behind the proposed Pebble Mine is cutting its losses and abandoning the project. Securing a Clean Water Act section 404c action is still required to protect Bristol Bay.
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