“Alaska Gold” Examines the Battle to Save Bristol Bay
from Wildlife Promise
On Tuesday, the PBS program “FRONTLINE” aired a special called Alaska Gold, about the fight to save one of the most spectacular wilderness areas on earth from the massive Pebble gold and copper mine–planned for the headwaters of Bristol Bay‘s best wild salmon rivers.
If you didn’t get a chance to see this fascinating special, WATCH IT HERE.
Bristol Bay has remained largely untouched by development–providing pristine habitat for the world’s largest sockeye salmon run, as well as healthy populations of grizzly bears, wolves, moose, caribou and waterfowl. In other words, it’s no place for an industrial mine.More than 54,000 National Wildlife Federation supporters have sent comments into the Environmental Protection Agency over the past month in response to its recent risk assessment of large-scale mining in Bristol Bay. Learn more about our work to protect grizzlies and many more wildlife from the toxic pollution of hard rock mining.