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.
 
Pebble cannot protect salmon

Pebble cannot protect salmon

What does the proposed Pebble mine permit application tell us? Pebble Limited Partnership and its parent company, Northern Dynasty Minerals, cannot safeguard…
Pebble files permit application

Pebble files permit application

Update: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers posted the proposed Pebble mine permit application on Jan. 5, 2018. The document again demonstrates…
New Pebble partner tests the water

New Pebble partner tests the water

Canada’s Northern Dynasty Minerals, the parent company of Pebble Limited Partnership, has been pushing the proposed Pebble mine project for over ten…
Jerry’s appeal

Jerry’s appeal

  Longtime commercial fisherman appeals to others to protect wild salmon I first came to Bristol Bay in 1969 as a Vista…
What did we tell the EPA?

What did we tell the EPA?

What did we tell the EPA about protecting Bristol Bay in comments Trustees submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency this month on…
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