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UK MPs table Early Day Motion expressing their Pebble Mine concerns

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By Lucy Pearce

March 17, 2011

Five weeks ahead of Anglo American plc's Annual General Meeting in London, MPs from Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, and Green parties have together co-sponsored an Early Day Motion (EDM 1606). The EDM notes MPs' concern about the proposed 'Pebble Mine' in Bristol Bay, Alaska, and calls on the Government Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to meet Anglo American plc to discuss these concerns.

Following a meeting between Alaska Natives and Martin Horwood MP (Lib Dem) in his role as Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tribal Peoples (APPG) in November 2010, he has now tabled the EDM, co-sponsored by fellow APPG members Peter Bottomley (Cons), Jeremy Corbyn (Lab), and Caroline Lucas (Green), plus Mark Durkan (Social Democratic and Labour Party).

To read the full text of the EDM, and which MPs have signed it, see:
http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2010-11/1606

ACTION: If you live in the UK, please encourage your MP to sign EDM 1606, to protect Bristol Bay.
*How to find your MP*
Enter your postcode on this website:
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/

This will generate a page with information about your MP, including their voting record, areas of interest, and most importantly a link to 'Send a message to' your MP. Click on this and you'll arrive on a form for you to enter your contact details and your message.

Please note that you may also want to send a letter, as some MPs prefer this to email correspondence. This information will be on the MP's own website.

*What to write*
It's best if you use your own words, but to help you, a template message is available. Please email lpearce[at]earthworksaction.org

To find out more, see: http://ourbristolbay.com/

Tagged with: uk, pebble, mine, gold, copper, anglo american

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