I wanted to give you some history on the proposed Pebble mine in Alaska that is the subject of my amendment (Huffman #90) to the Energy and Water Appropriations
Bill. Located in Southwest Alaska, Bristol Bay and its surrounding watersheds are one of the last, great intact salmon systems in the world. Around the mouth and along the rivers of Bristol Bay, 25 federally recognized tribes depend on the salmon for food
and their local economy and on the watershed for clean water. In total, the Bristol Bay supports 14,000 jobs and provides $1.5 billion in economic stimulus for the Pacific Northwest region. Recreational fishing also represents a major source of economic revenue,
with over 13,000 anglers traveling each year to the area.