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Food Retailers Voice Support for EPA Review of Pebble Mine Risks

Pursuant to corporate engagements led by Trillium Asset Management, the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), which represents 26,000 retail food stores and $680 billion in annual revenue (three-quarters of US retail food store sales), announced its support for the EPA study currently underway to determine the suitability of large-scale development in Bristol Bay, including the Pebble Mine.

“Since Bristol Bay is one of the world’s largest sustainable salmon fisheries, it plays an important role in the supply chains of a number of our wholesale and retail members,” said Erik Lieberman, FMI’s Regulatory Counsel, in a letter to the EPA.

“Investors representing $170 billion in assets have expressed similar support to the EPA and we are delighted to see an industry association as important as FMI speak up as well,”  said Jonas Kron, Vice President of Trillium Asset Management, in a recent press release.