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Pebble Mine
Breaking Pebble Mine

NRDC and its supporters have been fighting for years to block a destructive open-pit mine in the pristine headwaters of Alaska's Bristol Bay, home to the world's richest sockeye salmon run. Last month all that hard work paid off when the EPA announced tough restrictions on mining in the watershed. The fight isn't over yet, but the rules, if finalized, would be really good news for the wildlife, native communities, and fishermen that depend on Bristol Bay. Read about the victory and what it means for Pebble Mine!

Frances Beinecke A National Movement
Frances Beinecke, President of NRDC
When I started working to combat climate change two decades ago, it was a concern largely confined to environmentalists and scientists. Now business leaders, former Republican officials, public health experts, religious groups, and farmers have joined the fight. Read more.

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