After a decade, the world’s worst idea, the Pebble Mine, is still alive. If it comes to a reality, the mine would be the largest open pit mine operation on the planet and would be located in one of the most pristine wilderness areas in the world – Bristol Bay Alaska. Untouched by development, the Bristol Bay watershed is a salmon factory, home to the largest run of sockeye salmon and one of the best king salmon runs in the world. It’s a 10,000 year old job creator and has fed and employed people for generations. Now, all that is at risk for the short term gain of the mine. In short, the mine would cause the dewatering of the Bristol Bay watershed and containment of toxic mine tailings in perpetuity – a recipe for disaster.
Currently, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is conducting a 90 day comment period on the environmental impact study for the mine. Add your voice to the chorus opposing this disaster waiting to happen.
Click here for the comment link and here to learn more about the issue.