Sporting businesses urge no permit for Pebble project

The Cordova Times

Outdoor businesses representing millions of sport anglers, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts are urging President Donald Trump directly to deny a key permit for the proposed Pebble mine, to safeguard thousands of American jobs and the fishing industry itself.

The letter from over 250 national outdoor sporting businesses and organizations, was delivered to the White House on Wednesday, May 20, by CEOs of The Orvis Company, American Fly Fishing Trade Association and Trout Unlimited.

Signers told Trump that the mine “would immediately jeopardize thousands of American jobs, hundreds of businesses, a sportfishing and hunting paradise, and thriving outdoor industries.”

The letter comes on the eve of the 2020 Bristol Bay fishery, where a run of nearly 49 million fish is forecast in 2020.

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