IN 2010 SATELite SEEKS TO SECURE A HEALTHY COMMUNITY AND ECOSYSTEM FOR BRISTOL BAY.
Currently in the research and development phase, a proposed mine threatens a very fragile habitat. It is called the Pebble Mine. Pebble is one of the largest open pit mines to ever be proposed in North America. It is one of the largest open pit mines to ever be proposed in such sensitive fish breeding habitat. The fish are a fraction of the eco-system in Bristol Bay - a fraction that if damaged, is potentially irreparable and will set off a chain of detrimental affects on the surrounding eco-system, starting with the fishing industry. The fishing industry supports native Alaskans who have been living off the land for generations, it supports the wild Alaskan salmon market for consumption in the United States and abroad, it supports the Alaskan predators - bears and the protected bald eagles among others, and the list goes on. According to the EPA - mining is one of the most toxic polluting industries in the world. It is also one of the most lucrative industries in the world.
SATELite Foundation is focused on doing what is best for the community, and the habitat. If there is a way to secure co-existence between Pebble and Bristol Bay for a full circle relationship we want to be a part of that. Currently there are some serious environmental concerns that need to be addressed - we are partnering with Earthworks to make sure that they are thoroughly considered. And not just for Pebble, but for every concurrent mining operation in the US and abroad.
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