This has been a banner media week for the Stop Pebble Mine campaign: Live Science published my op-ed; the Hill published NRDC Western Director Joel Reynolds’s blog; and the Washington Post published Joel’s letter to the editor. Yesterday, the Center for American Progress issued a report finding that Pebble Mine would threaten Bristol Bay’s sustainable wild salmon-centric economy. And today, the New York Times published an op-ed from Native Alaskan and Olympic snowboarder Callan Chythlook-Sifsof.
The media frenzy leads up to the close of the public comment period for EPA’s Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment. EPA re-released its assessment in April, revealing the potentially devastating impacts that Pebble Mine would have on the watershed – and the people, salmon, wildlife, and businesses that depend on it to survive. EPA is accepting comments until June 30, and if you haven’t done so already click here to make your voice heard. The future of one of the world's greatest natural treasures is at stake.