The threat of forever losing the most abundant source of salmon in the world is very real and dangerously close to happening. Meanwhile, genetically modified salmon is probably on it’s way to being approved soon. We must make our voices heard on this critical food source issue. The following is reprinted from freshthemovie.com.
Next year, developers plan to apply for permits for the construction of America’s largest open pit copper and gold mine, in the heart of Alaska’s most valuable salmon runs. It’s not too late for us to stop them if we act now. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently considering requests from stakeholders to use its power under the Clean Water Act to protect Bristol Bay. In partnership with Parent Earth and Trout Unlimited, we’re combining grassroots forces to take action.
Pebble Mine would cover 20 square miles in the Bristol Bay watershed, and require the construction of the world’s largest earthen dam for a 10 square mile waste containment pond. Up to 10 billion tons of toxic mine wastes could be produced. Any release of these wastes could cause irreparable damage to the Bristol Bay salmon runs.
It’s not just salmon that is at stake here—this is a fight for balanced, nourishing ecosystems. We’re standing up for the preservation of natural resources over artificial substitutes, for protecting public goods over corporate interests.
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