Is Pebble Mine Back?
In May 2017 the Pebble Partnership and EPA jointly announced they had reached a settlement to end Pebble’s long-standing lawsuit against the EPA in exchange for a withdrawal of the agency’s proposed action to protect salmon habitat that sustains Bristol Bay’s world class sockeye salmon fishery. Today fishermen are asking, “now what?”. What does the road ahead for the pebble project look like? How long would it take them to get permits to mine? What are the people of the Bristol Bay Region and other Alaskan’s saying about the project now? And what can Bristol Bay fishermen do to stay involved in protecting the worlds greatest sockeye salmon fishery?