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ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: The Need for Permanent Protections for Alaska’s Bristol Bay
Press Advisory

ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: The Need for Permanent Protections for Alaska’s Bristol Bay

Washington, D.C. — For nearly two decades, the world’s most productive wild salmon fishery—located in Bristol Bay, in Southwest Alaska—has been under threat from a proposed gold and copper mine. A locally led coalition of tribes, commercial and sport fishermen, businesses, scientists, and advocates has been pushing back; and now, they’re asking the Biden administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to permanently protect the Bristol Bay watershed from the largest proposed mine in the country as well as other potential megamines. Permanent protections for Bristol Bay would save a critical fishery, support the regional economy and tourism, and safeguard the area’s resilience to climate change.

Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion on the economic, environmental, and regional importance of Bristol Bay and the urgent need for permanent protections.

WHO:

In conversation:
Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA)
Christy Goldfuss, Senior Vice President for Energy and Environment Policy, Center for American Progress

Distinguished panelists:
Alannah Hurley, Executive Director, United Tribes of Bristol Bay
Katherine Carscallen, Director, Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay
Richard Borden, Scientist and Mining Permitting Expert

Moderator:
Christy Goldfuss, Senior Vice President for Energy and Environment Policy, Center for American Progress

WHEN:

Thursday, June 3, 2021
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

WHERE:

You must RSVP at this link to watch the livestream event.

If you have questions for our panel, please submit them on Twitter using the hashtag #StopPebbleMine or via email to CAPeventquestions@americanprogress.org.