The largest open pit mine in the world – Pebble Mine. It would be an open-pit and block calving mine that would sit astride the two greatest river systems feeding Bristol Bay. The mine waste would be held – forever – behind the worlds largest earthen dam, which would be 4.3 miles long and over twice the height of the Statue of Liberty - in the middle of one of the most active earthquake zones on earth.
Every other mine on earth like Pebble has destroyed the waters around it. No mine like it has ever been developed in a location like Bristol Bay.
Over 42 million salmon harvested in Bristol Bay in 2009. Annual employment of over 7,000. Watershed economy valued at $6 - $10 billion.
$10,000,000 to support the work of Alaska Wild Salmon Protection, Inc in fighting the international mining conglomerates who are proceeding forward on plans to develop Pebble Mine at the risk one of the last great wild places on earth.