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EPA Takes Crucial Step Towards Protecting Alaska’s Bristol Bay from Pebble Mine

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By Bonnie Gestring

July 18, 2014

Today, the EPA released its long-awaited plan for restricting mine waste disposal in Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed - a crucial step towards protecting the world's most proflific wild salmon fishery and the 14,000 hardworking fishermen who depend on it.  Alaska Native Tribes and commercial fishermen petitioned the EPA to use its authority to protect the fishery in 2010.

"It's been a long time coming," said Luki Akelkok, chairman of Nunamta Aulukestai, an association of ten Native Tribes and corporations, in a press release today.

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Earthworks thanks Rio Tinto for its decision to pull out of Pebble Mine

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By Bonnie Gestring

April 15, 2014

Today, I’m in London to thank the British mining giant, Rio Tinto, for its recent decision to pull out of the Pebble Mine.

In another major blow to what would be (if built) North America’s largest mine built on top of the world’s largest wild sockeye salmon fishery, Rio Tinto announced last week it was divesting from the project and donating its shares to two Alaska charities.  The company held 19.1% of Northern Dynasty - the sole owner of the Pebble Project. 

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