Pebble Partnership’s plan to put their industrial port, road terminus, power plant is way too close to not have an impact on the bears of McNeil River. Yet they say McNeil River is “outside the study area.” The port is a mere 11 miles from McNeil Falls itself and the road passes 250 feet from the boundary of the Refuge.
McNeil Bears are not just McNeil Bears
McNeil Bears need to cover lots of ground and utilize different habitat’s over the course of the summer. The road corridor will act as a barrier to bear movement and keep them from the food sources they need to survive. Pebble says they only need to study bears 3 miles from impacted areas so they won’t have to look at impacts to McNeil Bears. Bears on the line
They are not listening to the best science.
Pebble Partnership, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Army Corps of Engineers conspire to throw out, avoid, ignore the facts. HERE IS THE BEST BEAR SCIENCE