No dams. no logging. No fish-farms or hatcheries.
Just pristine ecosystems perfect for wild salmon to thrive and regenerate forever.
"Most valuable commercial fishery in the world"
commercial fishery =
15,000 jobs and $1.5 billion to the U.S. economy annually
sport fishing =
>$70 million per year
"[Bristol Bay] supports over 15,000 American jobs, generates $658 million in total labor income/year, and is worth over $1.5 billion. This will continue if the headwater streams remain intact."
"I think the fishery and the mine can coexist"... - Tom Collier - 'The Wild'
..."My need for that drink always outweighed any harm taking it might cause. And I told myself I could handle it. Just one more drink...
...Just one more river. This time it'll be different. Deep in my bones I know this is not true." - Mark Titus - 'The Wild'
Permitting Pebble would turn our planet's last untouched salmon system into a massive, industrial mining district.
Pebble would construct a deep-water port; massive power plant; 80-mile road system; fuel, sewage and slurry pipelines; ice-breaking barge system and an open pit with an earthen dam to hold back 11 billion tons of toxic waste in an active seismic zone, forever.
Pebble is only the beginning.
Once the surface is broken, every mining claim in Bristol Bay will activate.
Here's who's with us...
Luminaries from 'The Wild'
Yvon Chouinard (top left) - Founder of Patagonia. Outdoorsman, visionary, reluctant businessman and environmental activist
Apay'uq Moore (top right) - Yup'ik artist and pioneer from Bristol Bay. Professional painter focusing on the life, culture, and environment of Bristol Bay native peoples.
Mark Harmon (2nd row, left) - Emmy, Golden Globe nominated Actor, Plays special agent 'Leroy Jethro Gibbs' on NCIS.
Tom Colicchio (2nd row, right) - Head judge on Top Chef. Multi-restaurant owner and chef. Advocate for food equality.
Tom Douglas (3rd row, left) - James Beard Award winning chef from Seattle.
Adrian Grenier (3rd row, top right) - HBO Entourage actor and founder of Lonely Whale. Leader of the movement to end plastic pollution
Bella Hammond (3rd row, bottom right) - former Lady of Alaska.
Steve Gleason (bottom, left) - Congressional Medal of Honor winning NFL legend and founder of Team Gleason; an organization dedicated to supporting those with ALS.
Zaria Forman (bottom, right) - Award winning, publicized fine artist. Documents climate change through her pastel drawings.
Leaders of the Scientific Community
Dave Chambers, Ph.D (Top left) - Geophysicist and technical expert on Pebble Environmental Impact Statement assessment team. President and founder of the Center for Science in Public Participation.
Cameron Wobus, Ph.D (Top right) - Earth scientist trained in geomorphology, hydrology, and environmental data analysis and modeling. Lead the independent research team hired to estimate the impact of a Pebble tailings mine breach.
Carol Anne Woody, Ph.D (Center left) - Past president of the Alaska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society and regional fisheries biologist for the National Parks Service. Subpoenaed multiple times by Pebble Limited Partnership
Susan Lubetkin, Ph.D (Center right) - Environmental statistician and author of the scientific comment deconstructing the spill risks of Pebble’s transportation corridor. Executive director of the multi-media climate symphony “Terra Nostra”
Daniel Schindler, Ph.D (Bottom Middle) - Award winning conservation biologist and creator of the "portfolio effect" model of salmon spawning patterns. Core faculty member of the UW Alaska Salmon Program