Bristol Bay Tribes grateful for Biden commitment to stopping Pebble Mine

Pictured: The Bristol Bay watershed in Alaska nourishes thriving salmon runs.(Photo: Carl Johnson)

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Bristol Bay invaluable to the globe

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United Tribes of Bristol Bay

Last weekend Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden released a strong statement opposing the Pebble Mine and committing to stop the unpopular project. Bristol Bay tribes celebrated his dedication to protecting the region. Vice President Biden’s announcement comes amidst increasing calls from sportsmen, tribes, commercial fishermen, and celebrities across the nation (including from Donald Trump Jr.) for the Trump Administration to stop the Pebble Mine.

Statement from Alannah Hurley, Executive Director of United Tribes of Bristol Bay:

"Our tribes really appreciate Vice President Biden's commitment to stopping the Pebble Mine. The bipartisan support for protecting Bristol Bay from this toxic project just confirms what Native people have always known: Bristol Bay is invaluable to the globe. In a time of great upheaval in this country, we are heartened by the strong support across the nation to protect our people, our fisheries, and our economy from the Pebble Mine. It’s time to end this toxic project."

About United Tribes of Bristol Bay

United Tribes of Bristol Bay is a tribal consortium representing 15 Bristol Bay tribal governments (that represent over 80 percent of the region’s total population) working to protect the Yup’ik, Dena'ina, and Alutiiq way of life in Bristol Bay.

www.utbb.org

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