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EPA moves to protect Alaska's Bristol Bay from proposed Pebble Mine
EPA moves to protect Alaska's Bristol Bay from proposed Pebble Mine

SEATTLE – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took the first step Friday toward possibly halting construction of the largest open-pit mine in North America, declaring that Alaska’s Bristol Bay -- home to the most productive sockeye salmon fishery on Earth -- must be protected from what could be irreversible damage. "Extensive scientific study has given us ample reason to believe that the Pebble Mine would likely have significant and irreversible negative impacts on the Bristol Bay watershed and its abundant salmon fisheries," EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told reporters Friday in announcing the agency's decision. "It's why EPA is taking this...

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