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Letter: Protect Bristol Bay

  • Author: Samantha Emery
    | Opinion
  • Updated: January 21
  • Published January 21

The governor’s decision to appeal the permit decision for the proposed pebble mine shows Gov. Mike Dunleavy is out of touch with Alaskans. The permit review process has shown Pebble to be incompatible with the science and against public interest.

I request that the governor stand with the majority of Alaskans who have left Pebble in the past and are looking for permanent protections for Bristol Bay. Theodore Roosevelt was wise enough to realize that our natural resources, lands, and ecosystems are priceless. Bristol Bay is a resource all of Alaska depends on and cherishes. Think about what Theodore Roosevelt would have done in this situation.

We need protection for Bristol Bay. It is what our planet requires and what Alaskans desire.

— Samantha Emery

Anchorage

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