Pebble Mine

For nearly thirty years, a coalition of conservationists, business owners and native Alaskans has prevented mineral companies from building the Pebble Mine.

It has been a long and difficult fight, but the struggle over the Bristol Bay watershed, where the mine would exist, serves as a powerful lesson for people looking to preserve natural beauty and open spaces. And now, with a new administration in the White House, the future of Bristol Bay is once again in jeopardy.

“When you tell people about the resources, the salmon, the incredibly rich indigenous culture that relies on the fish up there—it’s not just an environmental battle; it’s a human rights battle.” – NRDC