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My Turn: Bristol Bay salmon are in the spotlight, and rightly so

...implications of a recent decision by Judge Holland to issue an injunction to the EPA to temporarily halt progress on Clean Water Act protections for Bristol Bay. The court did not state Pebble was "likely" to prevail on the merits of its claim...
Judge clarifies order in Pebble Mine case

...Alaska's Bristol Bay region. The study provided the basis for the agency to invoke a rarely used process under the Clean Water Act that mine supporters fear could result in the project's veto before it goes through the permitting process.The...
Alaska Editorial: Judge puts brakes on the EPA

...beleaguered company carries on its legal challenges against the EPA's attempt to establish precedential powers under the Clean Water Act that will no doubt eventually go beyond Pebble and chill investment across the country.The heart of this case...
Is 'minimal' impact too much?

...elevation, make old growth even more important."He said the same rule applies to filling wetlands. "Under the Clean Water Act, you can't fill wetlands if there is a reasonable alternative less-damaging," Lindekugel said, reiterating...
Court says coal discharge into bay is illegal

...that coal dropped into the ocean by the Alaska Railroad at its Seward Coal Loading Facility would violate the federal Clean Water Act.The ruling was made in a lawsuit brought in December 2009 by Alaska Community Action on Toxics and the Alaska chapter...
My Turn: What's the moral of the story when it comes to Pebble?

...a Pebble Mine development, and determined that the Clean Water Act would certainly be violated. Even if there were no...proponents are saying; instead, it proactively applied the Clean Water Act to protect these precious waters, waters that support...
My Turn: Applying environmental protection where it matters

...published procedures for implementing this part of the Clean Water Act, the EPA administrator "may prohibit the specification...all sizes, storm water runoff is regulated under the Clean Water Act. The state Department of Environmental Conversation...
Hundreds attend hearing on Alaska mine proposal

...EPA's review of whether to impose restrictions on development, through a rarely invoked process under the federal Clean Water Act, could take a year. The agency's regional administrator, Dennis McLerran, said he was taking notes from the...
My Turn: Who are Begich and Sullivan fighting for?

...a business founded by his grandfather and run by his brother. Its subsidiaries have been penalized by the EPA for Clean Water Act violations. RMP itself paid $450 million to settle a lawsuit over asbestos related personal injury claims. And...
Fishing businesses upset with senator on EPA bill

...its so-called "veto authority" under the federal Clean Water Act.Nineteen individuals signed onto a letter to Alaska's...this year that it was initiating the process under the Clean Water Act in relation to the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska's...


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