All of this is at risk by the Pebble Mine project, a massive open-pit mine intended to extract gold, copper & molybdenum at the headwaters of pristine Bristol Bay.
If fully built, the mine would produce up to 10.2 billion tons of toxic waste that would remain on the site forever. This mine threatens the entire watershed, the salmon, and the tens of thousands of jobs that depend on them.
The threat of this mine has loomed over Bristol Bay for decades, leaving the future of the region, local Indigenous Peoples, and business owners mired in a state of fear and uncertainty. Now, it is urgent that Bristol Bay is protected before another fishing season is threatened by uncertainty.