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EPA Restricts Mine Waste Disposal in Bristol Bay Watershed

A crucial step towards protecting the world’s most prolific salmon fishery

On Friday, the US Environmental Protection Agency released its long-awaited plan for restricting mine waste disposal in Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed — a crucial step towards protecting the world's most prolific wild salmon fishery and the 14,000 hardworking fishermen who depend on…
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by: Bonnie Gestring – July 21, 2014

EPA Says Pebble Mine Could Devastate Bristol Bay Salmon Fishery

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…
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by: Bonnie Gestring – January 16, 2014

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