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U.S. House to probe Pebble denial

...McCarthy, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas and chairman of the committee, asked the agency to send Region 10 Administrator Dennis McLerran for an interview at a Nov. 5 hearing.The EPA has been accused by the Pebble Partnership, which backs the mine...
EPA proposal could block huge Alaska mine

...a judge block the EPA from taking any additional steps, but no ruling has been made.EPA regional administrator Dennis McLerran said the science is clear "that mining the Pebble deposit would cause irreversible damage to one of the world's...
EPA starts process that could restrict Pebble Mine

...consideration of a permit for potential activity on state lands is something I simply cannot accept."Regional administrator Dennis McLerran said information provided by the Pebble Partnership and Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., the mine's owner, showed...
State | AK legislature
Geraghty pushes back on EPA process over Pebble

...mining-related discharges or that actions could be taken to prevent such impacts, according to a letter sent to them by Dennis McLerran, a regional administrator with the agency.While regulations call for responses within 15 days, he said a "reasonable...
State | AK legislature
Watchdog reviews EPA handling of Alaska mine study

...should happen amid the permitting process, Pebble Partnership CEO Tom Collier wrote to regional EPA Administrator Dennis McLerran. To analyze the impacts in the absence of a development plan and on an accelerated schedule is "tantamount to denying...
Hundreds attend hearing on Alaska mine proposal

...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 testimony and said the proposal could be modified.Pebble supporters, though...
State raises concerns about Pebble Mine study

...prospect near the headwaters of Bristol Bay. But Alaska's attorney general, in letters to EPA regional administrator Dennis McLerran, has asked EPA to stop its work, claiming, among other things, that the agency's actions are premature and an...
Food industry asks EPA to protect Bristol Bay seafood source Earthworks released the letter in a press release Monday.The letter was addressed to Dennis McLerran, administrator for EPA's Region 10 and signed by Lieberman."I am writing to express our support for the EPA's...
EPA: Mining could affect quality of water, fish

...Environmental Protection Agency said in a draft watershed assessment released Friday.EPA regional administrator Dennis McLerran said there was a fairly low risk of that occurring, however, and the more likely impact would be direct loss of...
Alaskans comment on EPA's Bristol Bay mining study

...potential effects."What we're trying to do is make sure we get the science right," said EPA Region 10 chief Dennis McLerran.At risk is habitat in the vast Bristol Bay fishery, which accounts for 46 percent of the world's wild sockeye...


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