A Victory for Bristol Bay
This is a note of thanks.
Sixteen years ago, the director of our fledgling Alaska program told me, "No mine has ever been denied a permit since Alaska entered the union."
Stopping Pebble Mine back then seemed so impossible, so unlikely. Thanks to your support, this morning, the EPA protected Bristol Bay from the Pebble Mine.
This news comes on the heels of the U.S. Forest Service reinstating roadless rule protections on 9.3 million acres of the Tongass National Forest—a forest that produces more salmon and steelhead than all the other national forests, combined.
There are too many people to thank for these amazing wins, but it starts with all of you. Over the years, more than four million people weighed in in support of Bristol Bay. You donated, you made calls, you spread the word, you stood up. Thanks to all of you, this special place is now protected from the Pebble Mine.
Protecting Bristol Bay is a testament to TU's approach to conservation. When we decide to get involved in an issue, we go all in, and we are in it until the end. You make that possible.