Help Protect Cook Inlet Beluga Whales
Bristol Bay has it all – breathtaking natural beauty, an abundance of wildlife and some of the world’s largest populations of salmon. But a recent move by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could put the entire bay in serious jeopardy.
A Canadian company has proposed the construction of a gold and copper mine in this sensitive ecosystem that would require the construction of a 100-mile road straight across valuable wilderness habitat, divert nearly 35 billion gallons of water a year from rivers that are crucial to salmon populations and expose endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales to an increased risk of ship strikes as massive vessels move in an out of the Cook Inlet to service the mine.
Over 1.5 million Americans supported a 2014 EPA decision to protect Bristol Bay under the Clean Water Act, but now the EPA is seeking to remove this hard-won protection.
This is just one more example of how the anti-wildlife Trump administration is turning a blind eye to the health and welfare of America’s wildlife and wild places.
Speak out now and help protect Bristol Bay!
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