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NWF, Sage, Orvis and Sportsmen Around Country Say “NO!” to Pebble Mine
Yesterday, 363 sport groups and businesses sent a letter to Lisa Jackson, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, asking her to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay region and its world class fishing and hunting from the proposed Pebble Mine. National Wildlife Federation and some of its state affiliates were a part of that letter.
We thanked Administrator Jackson for beginning a scientific assessment of the area’s watershed to determine if large-scale mining is compatible with the fish and wildlife of the region. But the evidence is already clear–putting a mine that will generate billions of tons of toxic waste rock in the headwaters of the Bristol Bay region will put the entire region’s ecosystem at risk. So the letter urges Adminstrator Jackson to veto the project NOW!