“Bristol Bay Forever” initiative application certified by state

Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell has certified an application for a ballot initiative that proponents are calling “Bristol Bay Forever.” The initiative would allow Alaska residents to vote on a proposed bill that would require legislative approval before certain large-scale metallic sulfide mines could be developed in the Bristol Bay area. “Bristol Bay Forever” will go on the ballot if its sponsors collect 30,169 signatures of qualified voters.

State of Alaska press release

“Bristol Bay Forever” initiative

Finding from Attorney General’s office