Trump’s EPA and Congress are trying to revive a dangerous mining project that would destroy the world’s largest wild sockeye salmon run.
The proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska was thought to be dead -- two huge mining giants walked away from the proposed mine several years ago thanks to the tireless campaigning from local groups in Alaska, our friends at Earthworks, and hundreds of thousands of SumOfUs supporters.
Obama's EPA even developed a plan to use the Clean Water Act to protect Bristol Bay. But the newly-elected House is urging the EPA to reverse course on Pebble Mine. They also introduced a bill that would severely weaken the Clean Water Act — making it far easier to build Pebble Mine. SumOfUs members have stopped mining projects in their tracks -- and now we need your help to do it again to save jobs and our salmon supply.
Call on the EPA and Congress to protect 14,000 jobs and the world's largest sockeye salmon run.
This mine is a terrible idea for loads of reasons. It would destroy America's most valuable fishery and kill 14,000 jobs. Plus 85% of Alaskans and 73% of Americans support the EPA’s decision to protect Bristol Bay.
The project also makes no financial sense: a New York investment firm just came out with a stunning analysis, declaring the Pebble Project economically inviable.
It’s people power that has stopped this mine so far -- 180,000 SumOfUs members called on mining giant Rio Tinto to pull out of Pebble Mine, and thousands more chipped in to get Alaskan Native leaders to Rio Tinto’s annual shareholder meeting in London. And because of your help, Rio Tinto announced that it would divest from Pebble Mine just as the Native leaders arrived to make a huge media show.
Now, please take action to ask the EPA and Congress to reject Pebble mine now.
Your ongoing action has helped fight other destructive mining companies before. Because of your support, we helped Maxima Acuna stop Newmont Mining's mine development in Peru. Her heroic efforts won her the Green Nobel Prize last year. And because of your work, OceanaGold’s lawsuit against El Salvador has been dismissed -- a lawsuit that threatened the country’s last source of drinkable water.
When we stand together, we can stop mining companies from destroying our ecosystem and local communities. Please take action now.