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Bristol Bay: Washington senator, chefs protest Pebble Mine
Bristol Bay: Washington senator, chefs protest Pebble Mine

SEATTLE -- Eight days after the federal government declared that a proposed mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay would have a devastating effect on the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery, a Washington senator and 250 chefs and food professionals demanded that the Obama administration stop Pebble Mine. Standing between docks 7 and 8 in the Seattle Fishermen’s Terminal, Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and chef Tom Douglas on Thursday denounced  the controversial copper and gold mine proposed for the environmentally sensitive Bristol Bay and called on the administration to heed its own science. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Jan. 15 released a long-awaited scientific study of the...

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