Clean Air and Water

Fighting for healthy communities, fisheries, subsistence resources

Alaskans rely on clean water and air for our work and lives. Two of the state’s economic drivers — fishing and tourism — depend on it. Alaskans count on clean air and water when they hunt, fish and gather food.
The threat of toxic, dirty water and air on the health of our fish, wildlife and people is huge. Mega-mining projects threaten Alaska’s water and air. Large-scale industry emits toxic dust and churns out dirty wastewater laden with pollution. Trustees for Alaska provides free legal services that help preserve and protect clean water and air.
Our latest Clean Air & Water program work includes:
  • Trustees works to protect the pristine salmon habitat and the world’s largest wild sockeye fishery from the proposed Pebble mine.
  • Trustees fights legislation that would make it easier for projects to pollute.
  • Trustees defends the right of Alaskans to have a say over what industry does in their communities..
Click stories below for updates about what Trustees is doing to keep our water and air clean.
 

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How many strikes before Pebble’s out?

How many strikes before Pebble’s out?

Another company backs out of the Pebble mine Yet another company backed out of the proposed Pebble mine project on May 25.…
We should all be water protectors

We should all be water protectors

Last month, scientists and Bristol Bay residents testified before the Alaska House Resources Committee. The group of fishermen and women, experts, and…
Science tells a human story

Science tells a human story

  Nancy Lord will read at a Trustees community reading and conversation this month. We asked her a few questions about literary…
Writing on science & hope: Nancy Lord’s “ph: A Novel”

Writing on science & hope: Nancy Lord’s “ph: A Novel”

  Alaska author Nancy Lord will read from her new book, “ph: A Novel,” at a free outreach event hosted by Trustees…
Interns on the issues: Digging deep into the Pebble mine

Interns on the issues: Digging deep into the Pebble mine

Our summer interns, Kat, Catherine and Hannah, have already jumped into legal research and writing—and into Alaska’s wilderness. This summer, they will…
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