The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed to “reverse clean water safeguards” for the Bristol Bay region, home to the world’s most valuable salmon fishery.
According to a report from CNN, “The EPA’s move, if finalized, would make it more likely a large gold and copper mine could be built in the Bristol Bay watershed, the lawmakers warned.
The EPA’s move would have to be finalized, and Pebble still would have to apply for and be granted permits to mine in the area before any construction could take place. Two public hearings on the EPA’s proposal are scheduled to be held in Alaska this week. The public has until October 17 to comment on the EPA’s proposed withdrawal of a move under the Obama administration to protect the Bristol Bay watershed from potential mining activities.”
NOW is the time to make your voice heard. Take two minutes out of your day and comment before October 17.