EPA Says Pebble Mine Could Devastate Bristol Bay Salmon Fishery – January 16, 2014
Agency report is a blow to mining interests who want to set up world’s largest open-pit copper and gold mine in the region
Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency released its final study of the impacts of large-scale mining, including the proposed Pebble Mine, on Alaska’s Bristol Bay. The science is clear. Mining the Pebble deposit will have severe and lasting consequences for the world’s largest wild salmon fishery.
Courtesy of EPA
"Our report concludes that large-scale mining poses risks to salmon and the tribal communities that have depended on them for thousands of years,” EPA regional administrator… more
by: Bonnie Gestring