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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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…
What did we learn from the Exxon Valdez?

What did we learn from the Exxon Valdez?

The Exxon Valdez oil tanker struck Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound on March 24, 1989, spilling over 11 million gallons of…
Governor Says No to Knik Arm Bridge

Governor Says No to Knik Arm Bridge

A decade of working to stop the proposed Knik Arm Bridge came to end this week when Governor Walker shut it down.
IMPORTANT CASES IN 2016

IMPORTANT CASES IN 2016

Trustees for Alaska’s important cases for 2016 in five programmatic areas of climate change, America’s Arctic, clean air and water, marine ecosystems, and wild lands and wildlife.
2015 Conservation Victories: The Year in Review

2015 Conservation Victories: The Year in Review

Trustees for Alaska achieved many victories for conservation during 2015 including protection of the Arctic Refuge, Pebble permits ruled unconstitutional, predators protected, and many more.
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