February 8, 2011

EPA's review of Alaska's Bristol Bay includes Pebble mine

The federal Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that it will review the consequences of large-scale development projects, such as the proposed copper and gold Pebble mine, in Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed. The review is in response to petitions from several Southwest Alaska tribes, commercial fishing groups and other organizations opposed to Pebble. Those groups are worried about the potential impact of large-scale mining on Bristol Bay's world-class salmon runs.

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