FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bristol Bay tribes respond to Kerrisdale Capital Management report on Nothern Dynasty Minerals

February 14, 2017CONTACT: Alannah Hurley, United Tribes of Bristol Bay (907) 843-1633FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Bristol Bay tribes respond to Kerrisdale Capital Management report on Nothern Dynasty MineralsDILLINGHAM, AK – United Tribes of Bristol Bay issued the following response to today's report issued by Kerrisdale Capital Management, which called Pebble Mine "not commercially viable."“From the start, the Indigenous people of Bristol Bay have opposed Pebble Mine because it threatens our subsistence way of life and the wild salmon it depends on. Over time, a strong and growing community of sport and commercial fishermen, the majority of our fellow Alaskans, and hundreds of thousands of Americans joined us,” said Alannah Hurley, executive director of United Tribes of Bristol Bay. “Today, we are pleased to see financial analysts reaching the same conclusion we in the region have held for years. The Pebble project is not economically, politically, or socially viable. Bristol Bay’s future, like its past, will be defined by healthy salmon runs and vibrant tribal communities, not toxic projects like Pebble.”###United Tribes of Bristol Bay is a tribal consortium working to protect the Yup’ik, Denai’na, and Alutiq way of life and the Bristol Bay watershed from large-scale mining. Learn more about our work at www.utbb.org or on Facebook

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