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.
 
Bristol Bay tells EPA: Protect our water and fish

Bristol Bay tells EPA: Protect our water and fish

The public comment period on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to withdraw Clean Water Act protections for Bristol Bay closed on Oct.…
Alaska’s fish get big win in court

Alaska’s fish get big win in court

An Alaska Superior Court ruling today allows Alaskans to move forward with a proposed ballot measure that will update and strengthen regulations…
A bittersweet farewell

A bittersweet farewell

Michelle Sinnott interned for Trustees in 2012 and worked as a staff attorney from December 2014 until the end of this month.…
Tell EPA to protect Bristol Bay

Tell EPA to protect Bristol Bay

Click here to tell EPA to protect Bristol Bay Tell the EPA and Alaska leaders to support Alaskans and Bristol Bay, not the…
Alaska Brief Newsletter–August 2017

Alaska Brief Newsletter–August 2017

On fish stories and protests The people of Bristol Bay will share the big fish story of 2017 for years to come.…
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