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American Sustainable Business Network celebrates EPA’s Final Determination Report which prohibits and restricts large-scale mining at Bristol Bay
The Clean Water Act protections will safeguard the people, waters, wildlife and lands of Bristol Bay ensuring future health and a regenerative economy for generations to come.

On January 31st, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized 404© Clean water Act protections that will stop the proposed Pebble Mine from being built at the Headwaters of Bristol Bay (approximately 200 miles southwest of Anchorage, AK). The act bans the disposal of mine waste in part of the bay’s watershed. The streams in the watershed are crucial breeding grounds for salmon, a source for the economy of the surrounding communities.

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ASBN and the Department of the Interior Enter into Public-Private Partnership to Support Tribally-led Economic Development

At the 2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit, the Department of the Interior announced a series of actions to support Tribally led conservation, education and economic development — including signing an MOU with the American Sustainable Business Network (ASBN) to support Tribally-led community based economic development entrepreneurship.