SEATTLE, Wash. — Dozens of Seattle fishermen rallied Thursday to call on President Barack Obama to stop a proposed copper and gold mine in Alaska.
Fishermen said the Pebble Mine near Bristol Bay, Alaska, would threaten local jobs that depend on wild sockeye salmon.
A report released last week by the Environmental Protection Agency says pollution from the mine could devastate salmon runs.
Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., sent a letter to Obama asking him to use the Clean Water Act to halt the mine.
"The science is in," Cantwell said. "Oil and water don't mix and neither do salmon and toxic mining pollution."