By Joel Reynolds (Contact)
To be delivered to: Lisa Jackson, EPA Administrator
Global mining giants want to gouge one of the world’s largest gold and copper mines – an open-pit 2,000 to 5,000 ft-deep behemoth – into the headwaters of Bristol Bay, generating an estimated 10 billion tons of contaminated waste – 3,000 pounds of waste for every person on earth! The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found that large-scale mining in the area would jeopardize the region’s legendary salmon runs – the lynchpin of the areas world-class ecosystem that supports Native communities’ subsistence fishing as well as a $445 million annual commercial and recreational fisheries economy.
The EPA has the authority under the Clean Water Act to block terribly destructive projects like Pebble Mine. Your signature and comment will urge EPA administrator Lisa Jackson to save Bristol Bay by banning large-scale mining in the area, including the Pebble Mine.
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