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Wednesday
Feb092011

Activism Helps Save Alaska Salmon

Activism is working in Alaska, and, with persistence, could be the reason that we are able to save North America’s last great salmon fishery --- the only one that we have not yet degraded or destroyed.

 Two victories have come in recent days for Bristol Bay and the anglers, commercial fishermen, environmentalists, and tribes who want to save it from potentially catastrophic mining operations.

 First, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will assess the watershed to better understand how such projects may affect water quality and the fishery.  According to Sportsman’s Alliance for Alaska, “EPA initiated this assessment in response to concerns from federally recognized tribes and others who petitioned the agency in 2010 to assess any potential risks to the watershed.”

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What a beautiful picture!

February 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKate Seitz

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