I know this off topic of surfing per se, however it is totally on topic for the health of our mother ocean and earth. Please read this - this is not made up, it is totally real. Please take a moment of time to consider how just a few minutes may help save the U.S. largest salmon population from degradation or potential extinction!
From the EPA draft Environmental Assessment based on the proposed Pebble Mine - a gold and copper mine that would be the largest in North America, directly on the headwaters of the largest salmon run in the united states. These two uses of land cannot coexist!! Please read, and then go here to find out how you can help!!
"Failure of the (tailings) dam would result in the release of a flood of tailings slurry into the North Fork Koktuli River, scouring the valley and depositing tailings several meters (yards) in depth over the entire floodplain of the river. The complete loss of suitable salmon habitat in the North Fork Koktuli River along at least 30 km (18.6 miles) of stream habitat—the spatial limit of the modeling conducted for this assessment—in the short term (fewer than 10 years) and the high likelihood of very low-quality spawning and rearing habitat in the long term (decades) would result in near-complete loss of mainstem North Fork Koktuli River fish populations. The North Fork Koktuli River currently supports spawning and rearing populations of sockeye, Chinook, and coho salmon; spawning populations of chum salmon; and rearing populations of Dolly Varden and rainbow trout. The slurry flood would continue down the Koktuli River with similar effects, the extent of which cannot be estimated......"
Once again -these two uses of the land cannot co-exist! Please support saving the North American salmon runs that are not yet virtually extinct, as they are in most of their native streams in the continental U.S. The mine would literally poison the landscape for hundreds of years with acid mine drainage. Please, donate, read, sign petitions, write your own petition! Please re-post!!! Thank you!