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Need Help from Texans to Stop Pebble Mine

04.06.16

No Pebble MineFriends and Folks who care about Bristol Bay,

The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, chaired by Representative Smith (TX) has a hearing scheduled on April 26th about the Pebble Mine. For the past year, Chairman Smith has been a vocal critic of efforts that would protect Bristol Bay’s salmon and world-class fishing from the Pebble Mine. Right now, he really needs to hear from Texas sportsmen and women who know the value of Bristol Bay and understand the importance of the fishery to our national economy. He needs to hear from his constituents that Pebble Mine puts too much at risk.

Attached is a letter to Chairman Smith that we are encouraging sportsmen and women from Texas to sign on to. The letter, with dozens of signatures, will be delivered to Chairman Smith and released publicly the week before the hearing.

To sign on simply send an email directly to Nelli Williams at [email protected] by April 22nd with the following information:

FIRST AND LAST NAME
CITY/TOWN, Texas
Email (your email won’t be distributed, but you will receive a copy of the final letter)

Posted in Conservation, News


3 Responses to Need Help from Texans to Stop Pebble Mine

  1. Mick McCorcle says:

    As Chair of Trout Unlimited’s National Leadership Council (representing 150,000 coldwater conservationists across the US) and a Texan who regularly visits the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, I value the trout and salmon fisheries there and also have visited the proposed Pebble Mine site, so I know first hand how ecologically fragile that region can be. Any mining activity in that area will do irreparable harm to the flora and fauna in the region. The mine proposal must be stopped!

  2. Jeff Schmitt says:

    Rus – Thanks for the heads up about the hearing. Got a letter submitted to Rep Smith. Since Mick and I have had boots on the ground on the land they propose to destroy for the mine, was able to write some personal observations from a Texan in his district.
    This mine is a really bad idea in a really great place.
    Jeff

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