Join the storm to stop the Pebble mine
Earlier this week, a tweet by Donald Trump Jr. sparked a fury of action by hunters, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts across the political spectrum over the status, and collective opposition, to the proposed Pebble mine.
Following the signing of the Great American Outdoors Act, Trump Jr. tweeted his staunch opposition to the mine, noting his time fishing and hunting experiences in the region had shown him that Bristol Bay is indeed, the wrong place for the wrong mine.
His tweets were followed by a chorus of other high profile advocates, including chef Tom Colicchio, actress Jane Fonda, singer Kix Brooks (of Brooks and Dunn), and others, noting that in all of the things to disagree about right now, stopping with a risky and incomplete plan was something that could be agreed on.
Trump Jr. touched on what sport anglers have been saying for nearly 15 years. As Bristol Bay sits atop the bucket list of hunters and anglers from across the country and around the world, the region is too unique to risk by building a massive open-pit mine in the headwaters of the planet’s most important salmon-producing region.
It’s critical that we help keep the momentum going. Today, the President needs to hear it directly from us. We are asking our fishing community to take action by participating in the one-day Twitter storm for Bristol Bay, aimed directly at President Trump.
If you are a Twitter user, please tell the President (@realDonaldTrump) that anglers and hunters are counting on him to stop the Pebble mine and that Bristol Bay is too important to risk. Send him your best pictures from Bristol Bay. And don’t forget to use #HuntFishStopPebble.