The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay has been released. The FEIS shows that more than 191 miles of streams and 4,614 acres of wetlands would be impacted if phase one of the proposed Pebble mine advances. 185 miles and 3,841 acres would be permanently impacted.
All in all, the FEIS shows significant destruction to critical fish habitat should the Pebble Mine proceed. The mine is to be the largest open-pit mine in North America, in the headwaters of the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world.
The FEIS will be the basis for the Army Corps of Engineers decision in issuing Pebble Mine their most important federal permit. The Army Corp must wait thirty days from the release of the FEIS to issue their decision.
The release of the FEIS marks the beginning of the last chance for the President to intervene before a key permit is granted to Pebble Mine. Sign Save Bristol Bay’s petition today here.