Global Congress Endorses Protection of Bristol Bay, Condemns Pebble Mine

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Aug
31

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Bristol Bay is the eastern-most arm of the Bering Sea in Southwest Alaska. A number of rivers flow into the bay, including the Cinder, Egegik, Igushik, Kvichak, Meshik, Nushagak, Naknek, Togiak, and Ugashik.
Upper reaches of Bristol Bay experience some of the highest tides in the world. One such reach, the Nushagak Bay near Dillingham and another near Naknek in Kvichak Bay have tidal extremes in excess of 10 m (30 ft), ranking them, and the area, as eighth highest in the world. Caption: Wikipedia. Photo source: ©© B.Mully

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Native Alaskans, fishermen, conservationists and coalition partners today successfully took their battle against the proposed Pebble Mine to the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii, securing overwhelming approval of a motion urging protection of Bristol Bay from the proposed Pebble Mine and other large-scale mining…

Read Full Article, NRDC (08-31-2016)

World Unites Against Pebble Mine, NRDC (09-06-2016)

The Wild Alaskan Lands at Stake If the Pebble Mine Moves Ahead; Yale E360 (07-31-2015)

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