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Legislation needed to clean up abandoned mines

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The following is the abbreviated testimony of Trout Unlimited President and CEO Chris Wood before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. Wood spoke to the committee on the need for Good Samaritan legislation that would allow organizations like Trout Unlimited to clean up abandoned mines in order prevent disasters like […]

Protecting Bristol Bay


By Chris Wood I just returned from fishing in Bristol Bay. One of the rivers I fished (and where I caught 30-inch native rainbow trout), Upper Talarik Creek, would be inundated and ruined by the proposed Pebble Mine. On the heels of that experience, it was disappointing to see the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal cover the release of a […]

Protecting Alaska Salmon Fishing

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I first visited southeast Alaska in 2004, the guests of a family from my home state of Idaho who had acquired a fishing lodge at the northern tip of Prince of Wales Island. The lodge was–and still is–known for its salmon and halibut fishing in the waters of Sumner Straight, but the family wanted to […]