In November, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied the Pebble Mine’s permit to proceed with construction near Bristol Bay, Alaska. Friends of Clayoquot Sound raise our hands in solidarity to the Yupik; Dena’ina and Aleutian People — and all residents of Bristol Bay who have fought for 3 decades to keep Pebble’s toxic low-grade-sulphur mine out of the headwaters of their life-giving salmon rivers! Yes!!!
FOCS continue in our effort to uphold the mining bans of the Ahousaht and Tla-o-qui-aht Nations to prevent mining by Imperial Metals in Clayoquot Sound. Imperial Metals is the Canadian mining corporation responsible for the Mount Polley Mine tailings pond disaster which flooded 25 billion litres of toxic tailings into the Fraser River watershed in Secwepemc Territory in 2014. Imperial Metals’ engineers have been bidding to design and build the tailings pond for the Pebble Mine at Bristol Bay which would destroy beautiful salmon runs. Meanwhile three engineers hired by Imperial Metals faced charges of professional misconduct from the Engineering and Geoscientists of British Columbia. Imperial Metals or executives are yet to be charged or fined for the Mount Polley Mine tailings pond disaster.