Just got a shout out from Scott Hed, director for the Sportsman’s Alliance for Alaska. He’s the guy who has fought so hard for the demise of Pebble Mine and who is now working to save the Boundary Waters. I also named him Fly Rod & Reel’s Angler of The Year for 2014 The gist of the e-mail: Good news on the Pebble Mine front, as reported in the Washington Post.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog has found no evidence of bias in the agency’s efforts to block a proposed gold mine from being built near Alaska’s Bristol Bay.
The EPA’s Inspector General, in a report released on Wednesday, said agency officials followed normal guidelines in assessing whether the controversial Pebble Mine project should be built. The EPA is moving toward a formal decision to bar mining operations in the region citing risks to wildlife, including the world’s biggest run of sockeye salmon. Check out the whole story at https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/01/13/watchdog-finds-no-wrongdoing-in-epas-moves-to-block-controversial-alaskan-gold-mine/