In under two weeks, 360 individuals added their name to the letter to support of the science-based approach the EPA has taken to assess the risks and consequences of proposed large-scale mining in Bristol Bay and encourage the EPA to pursue protective action.
The final letter was handed to the Region 10 Administrator Dennis McLerran on February 4th during his visit to Anchorage, Alaska. He and his colleagues were eager to read it. The letter has also been mailed and emailed to other relevant regional and national EPA officials and caught some attention in the media covering the debate around the proposed Pebble mine and the assessment.
Anchorage Daily News – Hundreds of scientists sign letter urging EPA to act against Pebble
Fishermen’s News Online (Also ran in Alaska Native News) – Scientists Back EPA’s Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment
E&E Daily (Subscription required) – As lobbying fight intensifies, Pebble deploys a new weapon — a politically savvy CEO
Trout Unlimited PhD Scientist’s blog – Scientists Back EPA’s Bristol Bay Assessment
Politico’s Morning Energy column – Scientists urge EPA against mine