WWF: Anglo American Right to Step Away from Pebble Mine

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) issued the following statement from Dave Aplin, director of outreach for WWF’s Arctic programs, in response to Anglo American PLC’s decision to withdraw from the development of Pebble Mine in Alaska:

“Anglo American’s decision to pull out of the potentially disastrous Pebble Mine highlights the incredible risks the project brings to Bristol Bay’s local communities and fisheries. When a company is willing to accept a $300 million charge to walk away from a project, it gives you a sense of just how bad of an idea the proposed Pebble Mine really is.”

# # #