Friday, May 26, 2017

The salmon are not safe

Who would have thought we'd be posting about this again.
On November 8th, 2016, it was easy to predict that this moment would come. No matter your political affiliation, Making America Great Again would include pandering to mining interests and Pebble Mine is one big-ass mining interest.

On Friday, May 12th, the Trump administration crossed the Rubicon.  News broke that the EPA, under Scott Pruitt's palsy hand, paved the way for the Pebble Limited Partnership to restart its quest to dig North America’s largest open-pit copper mine - directly in the headwaters of Bristol Bay’s vast wild salmon runs.

Now I've pontificated on this madness before: here, here, and here and here and here. And when the Obama administration all but killed the thing, I did the happy dance and started dreaming of my next trip to there north. Sadly, the victory is slipping from our hands.

The EPA and Pebble's settlement agreement was a backroom deal brokered between EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Pebble. The EPA's own peer-reviewed science was not taken into consideration, nor the requests from Bristol Bay’s Native Communities, fishermen, and hunters and anglers to uphold the EPA’s Proposed Determination.

Bristol Bay provides 14,000 American jobs and $1.5 billion to the American economy with the 30 - 60 million wild sockeye salmon that return there each summer. But that doesn't matter to those with a short-term view of things.

It's time for us to get our shit together and act.

Please take action and call EPAS Administrator, Scott Pruitt to tell him compromising an irreplaceable ecosystem, a fully sustainable food supply and some of the greatest sport fishing on earth is unacceptable.

The Office of EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt: 202.564.4700

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  1. I am a global environmentalist who has come around to the Pebble mine for these reasons.
    1) The mine will be over 100 miles from Bristol Bay (Not right next to the Bay)
    2) The probability the mine impacting the waters of Bristol Bay is near zero (advances in engineering, processing methods, little run off from the planned site, etc)
    3) The project will restore more tiny streams than will be claimed by the remote project site (The % of Alaskan streams impacted is ~0.0001%.)
    4) Jobs, economic incentives, etc. and a new permanent power supply and infrastructure will improve the financial health of local organizations and lower cost of living for local residents
    5) Efforts to stop this project will actually HURT our global environment (explained in next post)

  2. Look at the big picture to see the whole truth!
    Human civilization demands an increasing supply of diminishing resources every year. If the regulated environmentally friendly Western nations can not supply these resources… China and other heavily polluting nations will.
    Given the 50% decimation of far cleaner Western industry at the hands of massively polluting globalist corporations...this transfer of mining away from the United States must stop if we are to save our Planet!
    The 'former EPA' (globalist groups) exaggerated worst case impacts and completely understated benefits. Oil tankers are allowed to transit the bay despite the risk and impact of a spill being far greater that this remote project.
    A picture is worth a thousand words. Look at the pictures on nearly all of the 'Anti-Pebble Mine' articles. They have one thing in common… deception. All show either Bristol Bay or vast wetlands.
    The Pebble mine site is neither. It is a remote barron land with no streams.