Clean air and water is essential to support Alaska’s huge and diverse ecosystem. Trustees for Alaska has a long history of protecting the clean water and wildlife resources. From our earliest days challenging Susitna Hydroelectric Project to today’s fights for Seward Alaska’s harbor and against Pebble Mine, Trustees for Alaska hold our clean air and water as key program in our mission.
Last month, Trustees submitted comments on the proposed Pebble mine on behalf of our client Nunamta Aulukestai. We pointed out to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that the proposed mine would destroy salmon habitat at the headwaters of Bristol … Read More
Another company backs out of the Pebble mine Yet another company backed out of the proposed Pebble mine project on May 25. First Quantum Minerals and Northern Dynasty Minerals, the Canadian company behind Pebble, could not agree on a proposed … Read More
An Alaska Superior Court Judge ruled last week that the State of Alaska’s delay in making decisions on water use applications that support protecting fish habitat is unreasonable. A court order gives DNR until June 30 to adjudicate the applications. … Read More
Trustees for Alaska went to the Alaska Supreme Court today to argue that the Alaska Constitution guarantees Alaskans the right to use the initiative process to have a say in how the state manages and protects salmon habitat. “Alaskans have … Read More
Why hurry through a public comment period for a controversial mega-mining proposal that could destroy Bristol Bay salmon runs and communities? There’s no good reason, but the rush is on–and Alaskans have rallied to show up and speak out against … Read More
Why did Nunamta Aulukestai, a coalition of Alaska Native Village Corporations and tribes, condemn the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for its review process for the proposed Pebble mine permit? Because the Army Corps has failed to provide enough time … Read More
Last month, scientists and Bristol Bay residents testified before the Alaska House Resources Committee. The group of fishermen and women, experts, and community leaders spoke about the importance of clean water, healthy salmon and abundant wildlife to the cultures and … Read More