For years, Alaskans have made it clear that trading salmon for copper and gold is a bad deal that they’re unwilling to make. And for good reason: Bristol Bay fishery is having another record-setting year, with over 65.5 million sockeye salmon returning to Bristol Bay.… Read More
The U.S. Army Corps denied a permit for the proposed Pebble mine in late November 2020, pointing to the failure of Pebble’s mitigation plan to address the severe degradation and destruction that would be caused by the project. No mitigation … Read More
Good news! Today the Army Corps denied a Clean Water Act permit for the proposed Pebble mine. This is a great win for Bristol Bay, and a testament to the efforts of all the Alaskans fighting for clean water, healthy … Read More
Like a lot of you, I feel a sense of chaos and overwhelm more than usual these days. The feeling can make it hard to remember everything in the last three years that has challenged our ability as human beings to make the world just and livable for everyone. But it’s important to remember everything–all the pieces, and how they fit together in driving toward long-term outcomes.… Read More
We’re proud and thrilled that two of our senior staff attorneys have been with us for 10-years now. Brook Brisson, who focuses on Arctic work, celebrated her 10-year anniversary in July, and Katie Strong, who works on public lands and wildlife issues, will celebrate her 10-year in September. Here, they reflect on their decade with Trustees. … Read More
Greed drives the Pebble project, and the pandemic hasn’t changed that. Pebble’s “business as always” approach to hunkering down includes scrounging for cash, trying to buy local support, and sending out PR this week touting its close and fruitful relationship … Read More
Alaska has lost a true gem. Former Alaska First Lady Bella Hammond passed away peacefully with her family on
February 29, 2020. I am honored to have had her as a client in a Trustees’ case challenging Pebble’s mining exploration activities, and to call her friend.
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We took Trump’s EPA to court today for breaking the law when it withdrew its own science-based conclusions to clear the path for an industrial mining hazard that could devastate the fisheries, economies, and social and cultural fabric of communities in Bristol Bay, Alaska. … Read More
We went to Seattle this month to celebrate the connection between Alaska salmon and the Pacific Northwest.
What we learned in our short Seattle stay is that many of our neighbors to the south understand the importance of protecting Alaska salmon and natural places. … Read More