Save Bristol Bay: 24 Days to Act!

After years of petitioning, the EPA has issued a draft proposal to restrict mining in Bristol Bay.

Policymakers want to hear from chefs on this issue.

And we need to take advantage of this powerful opportunity to have our voices heard. You have the power to change the lives of fishermen, preserve a precious resource, and show the EPA that we demand they act with integrity.

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Here are three things that you can do to preserve this critical natural resource before comments close on September 19th:
  1. Spread the word on social media.
    • TWITTER: Calling all #chefs: the EPA wants to hear from you on #BristolBay! Pls RT & help protect delicious Bristol Bay sockeye:bit.ly/Bristol-Bay @chefscollab
    • FACEBOOK: As a chef, I want future generations to know the incomparable taste of wild caught, sustainable American sockeye. Join me and take 5 mins to help protect Bristol Bay, Alaska forever:bit.ly/Bristol-Bay.
  2. Hand out ”Protect Bristol Bay” postcards to your customers during the month of August. The cards are a short and sweet letter to the EPA. Plus, they count as comments. Email aurora@bbrsda.com to request a free shipment of postcards and factsheets.
  3. Submit a letter to the EPA. The EPA listens to chefs. Your personal letters make a huge difference, and you can find some samples here.

Let’s send the EPA as many comments as possible during this final comment period to make certain the federal government finalizes these mining restrictions and protects Bristol Bay. Together we can help protect Bristol Bay from the destructive Pebble Mine forever! Last day to submit your letters is Sept.19th.

Countdown to deadline: 24 days!

 

Posted by: Hayley Fager

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