From the New York Times: A Threat to Bristol Bay

webmaster  -  Jun 12, 2012  -  No Comments

Just returned from several days in Naknek, where the boatyards are humming, every incoming plane, boat and jet is full, and the excitement in the air is palpable. It’s like that every season – always has been and, we hope, always will be.

While we were there, the New York Times published a clear and powerful editorial about EPA’s findings in the draft watershed assessment, and the risks we face in the Bay.

The possibility that a giant gold-and-copper mine might someday be built near the headwaters that feed Bristol Bay in Alaska, one of the richest salmon fisheries in the world, is cause for alarm. A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency reinforces those fears.

Read more here, and please help us spread the word!

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