Success Story 2020

Pebble Mine

Photo by Fly Out Media
Pebble Mine
Trout Unlimited
One mine halted

In November 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied the most important federal permit needed to dig in the headwaters of Bristol Bay, Alaska. After a multi-year permit review, the Army Corps found that the proposed copper and gold mine would cause “significant degradation” to wetlands and aquatic resources in southwest Alaska. This permit denial stops the mine in the near term, and the effort to secure community-supported, long-term protections for the region is underway.