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 says no to PR stunt, no to Pebble mine

Bristol Bay says no to PR stunt, no to Pebble mine

Pebble asked some Bristol Bay leaders who oppose the Pebble mine to come to its advisory panel meeting today at the Hotel…
13-year-old tells EPA to protect Bristol Bay

13-year-old tells EPA to protect Bristol Bay

Emily Charles organized a protest outside the Anchorage office of the Environmental Protection Agency in early August. The middle school activist invited…
Taking heart from the wild

Taking heart from the wild

Kat, Catherine and Hannah finished their summer internships with Trustees, but they wrote their reflections on what they learned and accomplished, both in…
Another mine casts a shadow over Bristol Bay

Another mine casts a shadow over Bristol Bay

  Nunamta Aulukestai and United Tribes of Bristol Bay appealed a land use permit today after the State of Alaska handed another…
Speak out now to protect Bristol Bay from the Pebble mine

Speak out now to protect Bristol Bay from the Pebble mine

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) turned its back on Bristol Bay this month by moving to scrap protections for the region’s thriving…
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