Last week, the Army Corps of Engineers advanced the Pebble Mine project in
Bristol Bay, Alaska. The agency released its rushed, flawed and inadequate Final
Environmental Impact Statement and has yet to decline to stop the mine.
If Pebble Mine is built, it will irreparably damage Bristol Bay’s environment.
It will fill the waters with toxins like lead and arsenic. And it could wipe out
one of the last remaining wild salmon populations on the planet.
The environmental damage would directly impact local Indigenous communities.
Meanwhile, corporate polluters will rake in millions in profit. We need your
help, John, to block this dangerous project.
Demand the Army Corp of Engineers stop Pebble Mine!
[[link removed]]It is inexcusable to endanger Bristol Bay’s pristine ecosystem or the health of
its communities -- especially in the face of local opposition to the project.
More than 65 percent of all Alaskans, 80 percent of Bristol Bay residents --
including Native people -- and more than 85 percent of commercial fishermen
strongly oppose Pebble Mine.
And it’s clear why -- The mine could generate more than 10 billion tons of
dangerous waste, wipe out 90 miles of salmon streams and pollute more than 5,000
acres of wetlands, ponds, and lakes. It would likely plummet the salmon
population -- catastrophically impacting local communities and the last great
wild sockeye salmon fishery in the world.
We need you to convince the Army Corps of Engineers to stand up for Bristol
Bay’s cultural history, its people, and the surrounding ecosystem over mining
Take Action: Tell the Army Corp of Engineers to stop Pebble Mine from poisoning
[[link removed]]Federal agencies and local Bristol Bay communities responsible for reviewing
this project have been busy responding to a global pandemic. Yet both the Army
Corps and the mining company have continued to push forward, despite the growing
public health emergency, hoping people like you won’t notice.
But we’re paying attention, and together, we’ll keep fighting back. We can
pressure the Army Corps to make the right decision and protect Bristol Bay’s
pristine environment and its communities. But it will take everyone -- including
Act now: Tell the Army Corp of Engineers to put people over mining industry
[[link removed]]Thank you,
Senior oceans campaigner,
Friends of the Earth
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