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KSM Pt. 2: A river runs through it, and that's the problem

...standards to ensure water quality set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Canadian and Provincial governments...plans to address it is established.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency disagrees."It appears that the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-03/river-runs-through-it-and-thats-prob
Outdoors
Initiative hearings, securities things to watch

...office, in a backup document, said that exception was added because the state had been concerned that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or Department of Interior might view the injunction provision as "chilling third parties' access...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-24/initiative-hearings-securities-things-w
State | AK legislature
Report finds no laws broken in mine investigation

...introduced "an unnecessary element of risk" into the process."Little if any" civil enforcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or state Department of Environmental Conservation had occurred in the so-called Fortymile area between...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-14/report-finds-no-laws-broken-mine-invest
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaska officials need to pay attention to BC mines

My grandmother who raised me taught me an important lesson - take care of the land and water, and it will take care of our present and future generations. I try to live by that principle every day.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-13/my-turn-alaska-officials-need-pay-att
Opinion
Geraghty pushes back on EPA process over Pebble

JUNEAU - Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty is pushing back against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency after it took a step that could ultimately lead it to prohibit or restrict development of a massive gold-and-copper...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-06/geraghty-pushes-back-epa-process-over-p
State | AK legislature
EPA starts process that could restrict Pebble Mine

JUNEAU - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it is taking the first steps toward restricting or even prohibiting development of a massive gold-and-copper...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-02/epa-starts-process-could-restrict-pebbl
State | AK legislature
Legislators: Large-scale mining can be done right

...of a world-premier salmon fishery in southwest Alaska. The letter comes as critics of the mine urge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to act to protect the watershed. EPA, in a recent report, found large-scaling mining in the region...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-14/legislators-large-scale-mining-can-be-d
State
Beyond Pebble: Protect the entire watershed

The Alaska Independent Fishermen's Marketing Association (AIFMA) applauds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its watershed assessment of impacts of potential large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay drainages of Alaska. The assessment...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-09/beyond-pebble-protect-entire-watershe
Opinion
Cantwell to Obama: Limit Bristol Bay mining

...Northwest jobs," Cantwell said. "We want to do one thing, and that is save our fishing jobs."The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a report last week concluding that large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay watershed poses...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-24/cantwell-obama-limit-bristol-bay-mining
State
Begich speaks out against proposed Pebble Mine

...issue, and I have listened to their concerns," he said. "Pebble is not worth the risk."In 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency initiated a review of large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay region in response to concerns about...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-21/begich-speaks-out-against-proposed-pebb
State

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