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Act Now: This Is a Great Chance to Stop Pebble Mine for Good!


Written by: Daryl Kenny

The Battle Ground
Photo by Pat Clayton aka FishEyeGuy

The fight to save the treasure that is Bristol Bay has been long and hard, but it appears as if the end is in sight! In an EPA Executive Summary a proposal is made to guard against large scale mining efforts such as. . .

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EPA Announces That It Will Consider Blocking Pebble Mine


Written by: Daryl Kenny

Today’s announcement is another victory in the battle to stop Pebble Mine, but the war isn’t over.
Photo by Pat Clayton

Two days ago, we asked you to send an email to the Environmental Protection Agency, asking that the agency use its authority to protect Bristol Bay from the dangers proposed by Pebble Mine. Today, the EPA announced today that it is invoking its authority under the Clean Water Act to determine whether it should. . .

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TU Asks Anglers to Tell the EPA to Protect Bristol Bay


Written by: Phil Monahan

The fight to save the salmon of Bristol Bay could take a big step forward if the EPA invokes the Clean Water Act.
Photo by Pat Clayton

Today, Trout Unlimited sent out an action alert to its members, calling on them to send an email or letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, asking her to start a Clean Water Act 404(c) process in Bristol Bay immediately. Sending the email is ridiculously easy: All you have to do is. . .

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Photo Essay: An Argument Against Pebble Mine from the Ground and the Air


The proposed site for Pebble Mine is a near the headwaters of important salmon habitat.
All photos by Pat Clayton

[Editor’s note: Last April, we posted about photographer Pat Clayton‘s goal to spend the summer in Alaska to photograph the region threatened by the proposed Pebble Mine. Here is his second set of images and thoughts on the experience.]

Featuring waterways that stretch as far as the eye can see in all directions, Bristol Bay is a living organism where fresh, clean water is the blood that pumps life into. . .

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Tuesday Tip: Gearing Up for Big Alaskan Rainbows


Written by: Phil Monahan

A beautifully spotted rainbow from Contact Creek in Katmai National Park.
Photo by Greg Senyo

Chasing trophy rainbow trout in Alaska is one of the great experiences in fly fishing, but the process can be different from what you’re used to on your home water. If you’re heading to a. . .

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EPA Report: Pebble Mine will Damage $1.5 Billion Bristol Bay Fishery in Spectacular Alaska Landscape


Written by: Phil Monahan

The EPA assessment outlines serious threats to Alaska’s sockeye-salmon population.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s final Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment (BBWA), released today, shows that large-scale mining in the headwaters of the Bristol Bay watershed would immediately cause the loss of 90 miles of salmon spawning waters and be potentially devastating to the entire drainage and its. . .

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