*Summary* A massive, proposed coal strip mine threatens Alaska's pristine Chuitna River, which produces some of the state's largest chinook (king) salmon. Unless state and federal agencies reject permits for the project, the proposed mine will destroy this wild river's surrounding watershed and dump billions of gallons of mining waste into rich fisheries habitat annually. Beyond the obvious impacts of this huge mine, state and federal agencies should also consider the impacts of more mercury in Alaskan fish, and the effects of more greenhouse gases on the "poster state" for global warming. Learn more.
Partners: Cook Inletkeeper, Alaska Center for the Environment, Alaskans for Responsible Mining