“Alaska Gold” Examines the Battle to Save Bristol Bay

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.

Grizzly bear
Pebble mine would produce up to ten billion tons of toxic waste over its lifetime. Even tiny amounts of toxic waste can poison the salmon in Bristol Bay that grizzlies and other wildlife depend on. Photo: USFWS.
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.

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Urge the Environmental Protection Agency to stop Big Mining from using our waters as industrial waste dumps!