Take Action: Help Save Alaska's Salmon and Grizzlies
Bristol Bay in Alaska is one of the most productive salmon fisheries in the world. It provides livelihoods to the communities that rely on the fish, the wildlife, and all the tourists the area attracts. But now foreign-owned companies want to open Pebble Mine in the Bristol Bay watershed, which would become an open-pit mining operation 50 percent bigger than the island of Manhattan. The pit would produce up to 10 billion tons of toxic waste during its lifetime.
Tell the Environmental Protection Agency to stop Pebble Mine.
Documentary Power: Public Lands, Private Profits
Federal public lands are managed by the government on behalf of all Americans. Some of our public lands are appropriate for energy production and other industrial development, but others should instead be prioritized for values like recreation, hunting and fishing, clean air, clean drinking water, and their role in our quality of life.
The Sierra Club teamed up with the Center for American Progress to produce three short documentaries about three places held in the public trust that are threatened by mining or drilling.
Watch the documentaries here.