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Bristol Bay Native Corporation welcomes Alaska District’s decision to deny Pebble permit

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 25, 2020

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Daniel Cheyette, Vice President, Lands & Natural Resources
(907) 355-4439, dcheyette@bbnc.net

Bristol Bay Native Corporation welcomes Alaska District’s decision to deny Pebble permit

Anchorage, AK – Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) President and CEO Jason Metrokin made the following statement today in reaction to the Army Corps of Engineers’ Alaska District’s decision to deny a permit to Pebble mine:

“A permit denial from the Army Corps is a triumph for the people of Bristol Bay who have fought tirelessly against Pebble mine for well over a decade. While we are still reviewing the details of the decision, it is clear that Pebble is not in the best interests of Bristol Bay and those whose livelihoods depend on its incredible fishery.

We thank the Corps for acknowledging this reality in its decision. BBNC looks forward to working with stakeholders, both in-region and across Alaska, our Congressional delegation and the federal government to ensure that wild salmon continue to thrive in Bristol Bay waters, bringing with them the immense cultural, subsistence and economic benefits that we all have enjoyed for so long.”

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About Bristol Bay Native Corporation: 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. Learn more at bbnc.net.