Success: Construction of Wildlife-Poisoning Mine Cancelled

Target: David L. Bernhardt, United States Secretary of the Interior

Goal: Praise decision to withhold permission for mining in unique Alaskan wilderness.

The Trump administration has announced that a controversial mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay will not be reopened, citing the uniqueness of the region, the importance of wildlife to local residents, and the risk posed by toxic mining chemicals. Pebble Mine would extract significant amounts of gold and copper, using dangerous substances to process the ore which would almost certainly run into the bay and nearby waterways.

The opening of the mine has been opposed by scientists and native groups for years due to these concerns. The decision to cancel construction of the mine is thus a welcome and rare beneficial decision for activists, environmentalists, and those who signed this petition. Sign the letter below to thank the Secretary of the Interior for the decision to block this mine.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Secretary Bernhardt,

Environmentalists and Native rights groups spent years arguing against the opening of Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay. Although recent developments had sent dire signals indicating that it may go ahead regardless, the decision to block its construction altogether is an unusual positive development from your administration. Thank you and your colleagues for putting wildlife and Native rights first.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Emma Forsberg




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One Comment

  1. Jose Espino says:

    Putting life before money? Wow! Humans are finally learning.

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