Pebble Mine

Pebble Mine – a proposed metals mine in Southwest Alaska’s Bristol Bay, threatens one of the largest and last remaining wild salmon populations in the world.

Bristol Bay provides nearly half of the world’s wild sockeye salmon.  Should the project move forward, the mine could generate more than 10 billion tons of dangerous waste, wipe out 90 miles of salmon streams and pollute more than 5,000 acres of wetlands, ponds and lakes.  It would likely plummet the salmon population — catastrophically impacting local communities and earth’s last great wild sockeye salmon fishery. 

That is why Friends of the Earth is glad to be in the fight to protect Bristol Bay, Alaska from the disastrous Pebble Mine.

  • Oceans Tell the Army Corps to block Pebble Mine
  • Oceans Tell EPA to protect Bristol Bay!
  • Oceans Ensure frontline communities have a voice on Pebble Mine

Image via Bristol Bay Sockeye.

We Have a comprehensive plan to stop Pebble Mine:

Empower local tribes and organizations in Bristol Bay to be part of the public process and to help gain protections for their home-region.

Mobilize activists to urge EPA not to greenlight the project

Pressure financiers to stop funding Pebble Mine

Urge the Army Corps of Engineers to reject a crucial permit for this disastrous project

Work with leaders in Congress to demand the rejection of Pebble Mine using the federal government’s budget

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Cutting Off an Industrial Mine’s Financing
Cutting Off an Industrial Mine’s Financing

Pebble Mine is a clear environmental disaster—yet its parent company found a financier for the project in First Quantum Minerals. To stop this project, Friends of the Earth has worked  to hit them where it hurts: their financial backing.

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House passes amendment to halt disastrous Pebble Mine

We are grateful to the House of Representatives for listening to the people of Bristol Bay and Alaska who overwhelmingly oppose this disastrous project. Senator Murkowski and the entire Senate should follow the lead of the House, and pass this amendment to protect Bristol Bay’s people and environment.

Financing for Pebble Mine Collapses

By pulling out of the agreement to finance Pebble Mine, First Quantum Minerals finally listened to the overwhelming opposition from the people of Bristol Bay and throughout Alaska. The company’s decision to back out of Pebble Mine is a great victory for people and the planet.