Save the Earth leaders win Goldman prize ( equivalent to Nobel prize)
Trump and EPA head Pruitt just reversed the protection of Alaska's Bristol Bay salmon rivers. Please write your politicians and letters to the editor to protest this. Pruitt is approving a mine that will produce 10 million tons of mining waste at the headwaters of the watershed. Native-Americans, Alaskans, fishermen, and enviros oppose the Pebble mine.
"Bristol Bay is a critical wild salmon fishery, providing 46 percent of the world's supply of wild sockeye salmon, according to the NRDC. Its fishery is worth $1.5 billion a year, and it provides habitat for 29 fish species, 40 terrestrial mammal species, and 190 bird species."
70,000 citizens and the The Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness group pressured the federal governement to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area from sulfide mining leases! The denying an extension of the leases. Mining pollutes the lakes and rivers which are vital for drinking water, wildlife, and native tribe wild rice cultivation.