Tell the EPA: Protect Bristol Bay

Every summer, hundreds of veterans head to Bristol Bay, Alaska to earn a living as commercial fishermen, but Koch-connected mine development is putting those jobs, and the local habitat, in serious risk.

The Environmental Protection Agency has already taken the first step to stop development of the mine under the Clean Water Act, but they've opened up the process for one more public comment period before making a final determination.

Sign-on to our letter to the EPA asking them to protect the jobs at Bristol Bay and we'll share it directly before the end of the 60-day comment period.

Docket Number: EPA-R10-OW-2014-0505

Re: Bristol Bay Development

Dear Environmental Protection Agency Administrator McCarthy:

I support the EPA’s efforts to protect Bristol Bay, Alaska, from the Pebble Mine. Thank you for the review undertaken to create the Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment.  I believe this assessment justified your use of the Clean Water Act 404(c) to stop this project that I believe is not worth threatening 14,000 jobs and multiple industries that depend upon Bristol Bay's clean, healthy waters.

I encourage the EPA to move forward with a Final Determination under Sec. 404(c) of the Clean Water Act in Bristol Bay to finalize restrictions to prevent dangerous development within the Bristol Bay Watershed.

I believe that Pebble is the wrong mine in the wrong place. Your decision to use the Sec 404(c) of the Clean Water Act is justified and necessary to ensure large-scale sulfide mining will not have major adverse impacts on the nation’s largest salmon fishery. Please move forward with your effort to protect one of the nation’s greatest sustainable resources — the Bristol Bay, Alaska, salmon fishery.