In December 2017, the Pebble Limited Partnership applied for the major federal permit (a dredge and fill permit) needed to mine in Bristol Bay. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the lead federal agency responsible for reviewing the permit application, and recently published their Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The DEIS is a report that is meant to look at the mine’s potential impacts to the natural environment and people of the region. However, the draft is not only inadequate but was rushed in order to streamline Pebble’s process in order to receive a final permit decision before the end of the Trump administration. NOW is the time to comment on the Draft EIS, stating your opposition to the project and concerns about all that would be impacted in Bristol Bay.

CLICK HERE to help stop the Pebble Mine by commenting on the Draft EIS released in February.

You can also download our sample comment letter here (be sure to customize it with your thoughts on the Draft EIS and your concerns about the Pebble Mine) and submit it to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For more information on the DEIS and how you can weigh in, watch Smokehouse Chat #9 - this video focuses on the DEIS, including information on how to submit a comment.

Then, you can submit your comments online, via email or by snail mail to:

Program Manager, Regulatory Division
US Army Corps of Engineers
645 G St. Suite 100-921
Anchorage, AK 99501

still want more information?

Watch this special presentation by technical expert, Dave Chambers as he talks about the details of Pebble’s plan and the DEIS.

For more information on the DEIS process, check out:

EIS Timeline Overview
EIS Process Handout

For more information on making an effective testimony or comment, we have Tips for Testimony (or Written Comments) - a document that is available for your use. Just email us or call us at 907-842-1687.

For more information on Pebble’s application and the comment period, you can also visit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ website: