Press Release: Dr. Al Gross Releases Statement on Dan Sullivan’s 2,350 Day Silence on Pebble Mine Project

ANCHORAGE, AK — Earlier today, independent U.S. Senate candidate from Alaska, Dr. Al Gross, released the following statement regarding Dan Sullivan’s yearslong silence on the Pebble Mine Project in Bristol Bay:

It has been 2,350 days since the EPA announced that it would consider blocking construction of the Pebble Mine Project in Bristol Bay, sparking a yearslong public controversy over the future of the project.

And now, for 2,350 days in a row, Dan Sullivan has been silent on the issue—and his silence is deafening. He’s averted his eyes, avoiding taking a stance on anything that could compromise his personal political ambitions in Washington. 

I’ve been clear on my position from the beginning. I wholeheartedly oppose the Pebble Mine Project. It would be an irreversible, unmitigated environmental disaster that would not only disrupt the community, but destroy Bristol Bay’s Sockeye Salmon fishery—the largest in the world.

Alaskans deserve a senator that can think for themselves—not one who waits for permission from his Republican Party handlers and then turns around to claim the most popular position as his own. Alaskans deserve someone who knows what’s best for their state, and isn’t afraid to speak their mind. Alaskans deserve more than just another Yes Man.