Call Sen. Murkowski

When calling your representative, make sure to state your full name and address so they know you are a constituent. Leave a voicemail if no one answers. This way your voice is still heard.

You can also schedule an in-person appointment to speak with one of Lisa’s staff about Pebble Mine.

At the end of the day, each office tallies up how many people have called about each issue. This is why it is important to call every day on issues like Pebble Mine. More people calling to oppose Pebble Mine every day will have a greater effect on Lisa Murkowski.

Talking Points:
  • The Pebble Partnership has submitted its permit application to the Army Corps of Engineers for final review.
  • The Army Corps is attempting to push this permit through the permitting process at record speed even though Alaskan’s have been saying no to the Pebble Mine for a decade.
  • Lisa Murkowski, however, can stop the Pebble mine.
What can Murkowski do?
  • Senator Murkowski can use her political power and influence to stop the Army Corps of Engineers process and make them go back to the drawing board.
  • Lisa Murkowski can make sure that the Army Corps is reviewing Pebble’s full mine plan. Pebble Partnership is telling Alaskans that they are only looking at a smaller and more environmentally friendly mine -- but they are already exploring for phase two and telling investors that once they get permits they can more forward to a larger project.
  • If really pushed: You can say that Murkowski can ask for congressional hearings to make sure the Army Corps is listening to the scientists and local voices.
Helpful Facts
  • Bristol Bay continues to produce the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery and one of the most prolific king salmon runs left on earth. The reason for this is clear; the Bay’s freshwater salmon habitat is largely untouched by development. From the tiniest microorganism to the giant grizzly bear, life in Bristol Bay revolves around salmon.
  • Healthy salmon runs underpin the Bristol Bay region’s economic, social, cultural and ecological well-being. There are more than 30 Alaska Native Tribes in the region that depend on salmon to support their traditional subsistence ways of life. If the Pebble mine is developed, the subsistence culture of thousands of people who live in the Bristol Bay region will be threatened.
  • Currently, the combined Bristol Bay fishery is valued at $1.5 billion and supports over 14,000 jobs including commercial fishermen, processors, lodge owners, guides, tourism operators and more. Roughly half of the world’s harvest of wild salmon come from Bristol Bay. Additionally, recreation and tourism spending in Bristol Bay brings $90 million annually to the state in the form of taxes and licenses through the 37,000 fishing trips taken to the region each year.
  • Bristol Bay's rivers attract anglers from all over the world who seek the “once in a lifetime” Alaska fishing experience.