bristol bay

Bristol Bay (Photo: Richard Price, Unsplash)

We need to protect Bristol Bay. Its lush green landscape of wetlands and blooming tundra may soon be torn apart for a mine.       Bristol Bay is wild and worth protecting. Just as the Army Corps of Engineers closed the public comment period, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that the proposed plan is far worse than previously thought, and that the Army […]
Bristol Bay (Photo: Richard Price, Unsplash)

Alaska’s Bristol Bay is teeming with wildlife. It’s also now one giant step closer to becoming home to Pebble Mine, a proposed open-pit gold and copper mine.    Bristol Bay is in terrible danger. On Feb. 20, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ released its 1,400-page draft environmental impact statement for the Pebble Mine project. But it’s what the statement doesn’t say that’s […]

Together, we’re working hard to stand up for the wildlife and wild places that make our planet amazing.     Conservationist and author Edward Abbey once said, “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.” Over the past few months, many of our country’s wild places and wild creatures have been put at risk. Plastic is piling up in our […]
Bristol Bay, Alaska

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to build a large gold and copper mine in the pristine Bristol Bay region of Alaska—home to the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world. The proposed Pebble Mine project would include a dirty open-pit mine, a 188-mile natural gas pipeline, roads for a transportation corridor—including 18 miles crossing a lake—and a port facility. In […]
Boat in Bristol Bay with mountain in the background. Photo: Flickr user echoforsberg (CC 2.0)

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 […]
Photo of giraffes (Pixabay user anujohanna)

Spread the word about key environmental issues with this week’s social shares. In the spotlight this week: giraffes, bad news for bees, an emotional plea from an Alaskan fisherman, grey wolves, and much, much more. Spread the Word on Facebook Spread the Word on Twitter Inaction and delay are unacceptable responses to climate change. We must speed the transition to cleaner power and […]
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Photo: Shutterstock)

It’s crunch time for stopping the “abominable” proposed Pebble gold mine near Alaska’s pristine Bristol Bay. What would the most famous animated miner do? “Silver and gold, silver and gold Ev’ryone wishes for silver and gold How do you measure its worth? Just by the pleasure it gives here on earth.”  “Silver and Gold”, from the TV special “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” (1964)   Some people […]
Bristol Bay (Photo: Richard Price, Unsplash)

Mining companies are seeking to build a large gold and copper mine, along with a pipeline, in the pristine Bristol Bay region of Alaska.1 A mine in this area would pollute wetlands, streams and lakes, and put salmon and other fish species at risk.   More than 65 percent of Alaskans and 80 percent of Bristol Bay residents, including indigenous peoples, strongly oppose […]