FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2017
Statement from Joseph L. Chythlook, BBNC Chairman of the Board, on Kimberly Williams stepping down from Pebble Limited Partnership’s Advisory Committee:
“Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) Board Member Kimberly Williams has resigned from the Pebble Limited Partnership’s (PLP) Pebble Advisory Committee that formed last month.
The Bristol Bay region is overwhelmingly opposed to the Pebble project. This opposition to Pebble mirrors our Board’s determination that the proposed mine, in any economically feasible configuration, would have irreversible detrimental impacts on the waters, fisheries, wildlife, people, lifestyle, and fishing-based economy of the region.
Bristol Bay’s residents are significantly engaged in the issues surrounding the proposed Pebble Mine. Likewise, BBNC maintains open communication with PLP and will continue to do so with a united voice on a project that could profoundly impact the future of Bristol Bay.”
About BBNC: Bristol Bay Native Corporation is a responsible Alaska Native investment corporation dedicated to the mission of “Enriching Our Native Way of Life.” Established through the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971, BBNC works to protect the land in Bristol Bay, celebrate the legacy of its people, and enhance the lives of its shareholders.