To save Bristol Bay, we need you
Alaska’s Bristol bay is the world’s most important wild salmon fishery. Unfortunately, the Trump administration seems poised to green light toxic mining that could threaten this irreplaceable place.
The Threat to Bristol Bay
A large gold and copper mine, along with a pipeline, could soon tear up Alaska’s pristine Bristol Bay — so we’re upping the ante on our campaign to protect this special wild place. Take action to urge the investors in this terrible project to divest today.
Despite opposition from Alaska’s governor and Americans who support the environment, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is moving forward with evaluating the proposal to build the Pebble Mine through Bristol Bay.1
A mine in this area would:
- Pollute wetlands, streams and lakes;
- Risk the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world;2
- And threaten 29 types of fish, more than 190 bird species, and more than 40 kinds of land animals.3
How You Can Help
In May of this year, one of the major investors in the project pulled out — and if more follow that lead, the project will not be able to move forward.
This project includes a dirty, open-pit gold and copper mine, a 188-mile natural gas pipeline, roads for a transportation corridor including 18 miles crossing a lake, and a port facility.4 We need to pull out all the stops to make sure Bristol Bay stays lush and wild.
Mining companies see this land as a source of gold and copper — we see it as a lush wild place filled with cascading blue waters, swimming schools of red sockeye salmon, and bold green trees. Will you help us urge Stirling Global Value Fund to divest, and take the steam out of this project threatening Bristol Bay?
1. Becky Bohrer, “Alaska Mine Project Review Proceeds Over Governor’s Doubts,” U.S. News, July 26, 2018.
2. “About Bristol Bay,” United States Environmental Protection Agency, Accessed June 6, 2018.
3. “About Bristol Bay,” United States Environmental Protection Agency, Accessed June 6, 2018.
4. “Pebble Project EIS,” U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Accessed June 6, 2018.