As of last Friday, the Pebble Mine is one step closer to being gone for good. Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy had previously filed an appeal of the Corps’ decision not to permit the Pebble Limited Partnership, which blocked them from mining in Bristol Bay.
Luckily, the Army Corps of Engineers rejected his attempt at overturning the Pebble permit denial.
However, the fight isn’t over. The State of Alaska’s appeal may be rejected, but the Corps’ is still reviewing the Pebble Limited Partnership’s appeal. Though the rejection of Dunleavy’s appeal is a good omen, Pebble is still a threat to Bristol Bay.
For those on social media, @savebristolbay will be providing news of any progressions or movement in the Pebble Mine battle. Give them a follow to stay current on this topic!
If you can spare just a minute, you’re encouraged to give Governor Dunleavy a call at (907) 465-3500 saying you support the Pebble permit denial and want to see permanent protections for the Bristol Bay region.
Ryan Rintala | Social Media @mattheronflyfishing