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Our Appeal For Bristol Bay

By Austin Williams / Alaska Director of Law and Policy for Trout Unlimited  / June 9, 2020

In April, we received the disappointing news that our lawsuit against the EPA for its improper withdrawal of proposed safeguards for Bristol Bay was dismissed. After careful consideration, last week, Trout Unlimited filed an appeal. Our claims are now before the Ninth District Court of Appeals.

Austin Williams, Alaska Director of Law and Policy for Trout Unlimited.

The July, 2019, decision to withdraw the Bristol Bay Proposed Determination (PD) went against EPA’s own science and the public interest. We believe the EPA’s decision broke the law, and are seeking to have the decision reversed so important protections for Bristol Bay’s fisheries can be reinstated. Check out our Quick Guide to the EPA Bristol Bay lawsuit for a refresher.

When we said we were doing all we can to stop the proposed Pebble mine, we were serious. The people, fish, and fish-based economies in the region need all the help they can get when it comes to stopping the proposed Pebble mine. We’re going back to court and are committed to doing everything possible to protect this fishing treasure.  Can we count on your support? 

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