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Captain Johnathan Hillstrand Outraged: Pebble Mine is Deadliest Mine

webmaster  -  Sep 30, 2013  -  , , , , ,  -  No Comments
Captain Johnathan Hillstrand of the F/V Time Bandit gives the plain and simple reasons to oppose Alaska’s proposed Deadliest Mine: “To let some foreign company come in that’s gonna sell this stuff to China — it’s ridiculous… I can’t even believe this is still on the table.” Pebble Mine is

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Staggering National Support to Save Bristol Bay

webmaster  -  Sep 16, 2013  -  No Comments
WRITTEN BY: Bob Waldrop, Executive Director – Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association PUBLISHED: September 16, 2013 The numbers are in. The people have again spoken: Bristol Bay is the wrong place for a mine on the scale of the proposed Pebble project. During the EPA’s second public comment period on its

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EPA chief hears Pebble mine arguments in SW Alaska visit

webmaster  -  Aug 28, 2013  -  No Comments
WRITTEN BY: Sean Cockerham PUBLISHED: August 28, 2013 To read full article, visit Anchorage Daily News DILLINGHAM — President Barack Obama’s top environmental official was visibly moved as people in this fishing town told her the giant Pebble mine would kill wild salmon and destroy their culture. “You remind why

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BBC goes to Bristol Bay

webmaster  -  Jul 25, 2013  -  , , , , , , , ,  -  No Comments
The bitter battle over Alaska’s salmon WRITTEN BY: Stephen Sackur PUBLISHED: July 23, 2013 To read full article, visit www.bbc.co.uk   Alaska’s fishing community and mining industry are engaged in a bitter battle, with fishermen arguing that a planned gold mine risks poisoning the waters where Pacific salmon spawn. The

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Bristol Bay fishermen team up with major retailers and chefs to raise awareness of legendary salmon run, Pebble Mine threat

webmaster  -  Jul 18, 2013  -  , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  -  No Comments
July 15, 2013 Seattle, WA – Alaska’s Bristol Bay salmon fishery is winding down, with fishermen already having harvested well over 15 million sockeye salmon. Meanwhile, thousands of grocery stores are telling their customers about Bristol Bay sockeye, the world’s largest sustainable salmon run – and the threat that hangs

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski criticizes planners of proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska

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WRITTEN BY: Trevor Graff McClatchy Washington Bureau PUBLISHED: July 09, 2013 To read full article, visit www.mcclatchydc.com WASHINGTON — Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, this week called for the release of Pebble Partnership’s detailed plans and a timeline for developing the Pebble Mine site near the headwaters of Bristol Bay in

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Thanks to Five West Coast U.S. Senators for their Support

webmaster  -  Jun 11, 2013  -  No Comments
Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay deeply appreciates a letter from five West Coast U.S. Senators asking President Obama to “act to protect Bristol Bay from any large-scale mining that would threaten our Nation’s vibrant fishing economy.” It’s clear that Senators Maria Cantwell (WA), Patty Murray (WA), Jeff Merkley (OR), Barbara

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Statement on Pebble Partnership’s ‘Fantasy’ Economic Study

webmaster  -  May 30, 2013  -  No Comments
May 30, 2013 We are astounded to see an economic report from the Pebble Partnership touting jobs on a “conceptual” plan when the company has said repeatedly that it has no mine plan. Pebble CEO John Shively has said any analyses out there are based on a “fantasy mine plan,”

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Powerhouse Bristol Bay salmon fishery worth $1.5 billion annually

webmaster  -  May 09, 2013  -  No Comments
The Bristol Bay, Alaska commercial salmon fishery is the world’s most valuable wild salmon fishery and in total produces an astounding annual value of $1.5 billion, according to a new report. The report, “The Economic Importance of the Bristol Bay Salmon Industry,” says the fishery supports a significant number of

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Take action today to protect Bristol Bay fishing jobs

webmaster  -  Apr 30, 2013  -  No Comments
After nearly a year of delays, the revised Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment is open for public comment. The facts paint a clear picture for commercial fishermen – the risks associated with Pebble are simply too great.  Now we must paint our own picture for the EPA.  Send the message today

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