It’s Time to Rally!
What: Hundreds of Alaskans gathering to oppose Pebble Mine
Where: The Dena’ina Center in downtown Anchorage
When: April 16th at 5:30pm
Why: To show our leaders that Alaskans oppose Pebble.
Learn how to testify
- Don’t be intimidated! A DEIS can be long and complex, don’t feel obligated to comment on every single issue raised. Instead, pick the issues that concern and affect you the most and/or the ones you understand the best.
- Be Constructive! The Army Corps appreciates constructive comments (either positive or negative) and these tend to have the most influence. Make sure to critique or praise specific aspects of the DEIS.
- State your credentials! If you have any knowledge or experience that could add more weight to your comment, make sure to include it (i.e., scientist, attorney, fisherman, businesswoman, etc.)
- Highlight the economic impacts! Pebble Mine will have many economic impacts in Bristol Bay and beyond, incorporating quantitative and qualitative data about these impacts could be particularly impactful.
- Your unique voice matters! Don’t forget to include examples of how the proposed project would impact you.
Testimony Prep Night: April 15th at 5:30pmCheck out the event online
Help stop Pebble Mine
Pebble is a massive deposit of copper and gold, located at the headwaters of Bristol Bay’s Kvichak and Nushagak Rivers. If built, Pebble would be one of the largest mines of its kind in the world capable of generating 11 billion tons of toxic waste.
For over a decade, Alaska Natives, sportsmen, commercial fishermen and many others have vocally opposed the development of the Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay. In 2014, the United States EPA noted that even the smallest of mines possible pose unacceptable risks to Bristol Bay’s fisheries. Despite this threat and years of opposition, in December 2017, Pebble filed a permit application with the US Army Corps of Engineers. In 2018, despite not having a clear mine plan from Pebble, the Army Corps initiated the NEPA permitting process. This year, the permitting process moves forward.
Tell Senator Murkowski and the Army Corp of Engineers that you, along with hundreds of thousands of other Alaskans, want protections for Bristol Bay’s salmon and clean water and do not want Pebble’s permits to advance.
We are sending Senator Murkowski a pebble for every potential job lost due to Pebble Mine’s reckless fast-tracking. That’s 14,000 pebbles. Donate today to put your name on one.