Liz Dodge is a volunteer with Trout Unlimited, a conservation and fishing organization which is joining forces with a wide array of allies, including the Sierra Club, to stop development of the Pebble Mine in the headwaters of Alaska’s Bristol Bay, the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world and one of the last pristine places on earth. Bristol Bay supports not only sport fishing, but also Alaska native people, commercial fishing, and a dazzling variety of wildlife. Although the US EPA has estimated that the Pebble mine would destroy 90 miles of salmon streams and 4,800 acres of wetlands, the US Army Corps of Engineers is expediting permitting of the Pebble Mine. It has released a Draft EIR, the comment period of which ends May 30th. Come see the beauty of Bristol Bay and learn what you can do to save it.
Liz Dodge is an environmental scientist who spent 36 years at an environmental consulting firm remediating hazardous waste sites and since retiring has continued her efforts to protect our environment.
After the presentation we will discuss the future of Green Fridays. We're looking for future volunteers, and perhaps new formats. Please stay and join the conversation.
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