Thank You, President Obama, For Protecting Bristol Bay!

Four years ago, President Obama first moved to protect Bristol Bay from oil and gas leasing, calling it a “national treasure.” Earlier this week, President Obama made that protection permanent – ensuring that one of the world’s largest wild salmon runs and a tremendous economic driver for Alaska will be protected now and into the future! The President announced that Bristol Bay would be withdrawn from oil and gas leasing, calling it “too special and too valuable to auction off to the highest bidder.” More background information about what you need to know about Bristol Bay can be found on the White House blog.

Thank you to President Obama and congratulations to the Alaskan communities that have fought so hard to protect their lifestyle and world-class fishery! If you can, take a moment and say thank you too: