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More looks at EPA stand on Alaska's Pebble Mine


Lodge in Koliganek, Alaska, with his wife, Sarah, rigs gear in his boat while Spokane fly fisher Richard Rivers casts his Spey rod for king salmon from a gravel bar in the Nushagak River. 
 (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)
Lodge in Koliganek, Alaska, with his wife, Sarah, rigs gear in his boat while Spokane fly fisher Richard Rivers casts his Spey rod for king salmon from a gravel bar in the Nushagak River. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

FISHING -- The EPA announcement last week that it will be a force against the proposed Pebble Mine that threatens salmon stocks in Alaska's Bristol Bay shook some ground last week.

Here are some more looks at the situation.

EPA to fight proposed copper mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said the proposed open-pit copper mine in the Bristol Bay watershed in Alaska posed too much of a threat to the water and the salmon spawning grounds in one of the world's best fisheries.
--New York Times; February 28

Alaska's Bristol Bay through the lens of a National Geographic photographer
Photographer Michael Melford's photographs taken for a 2010 National Geographic feature on the dispute about the Pebble Mine project in the watershed for Alaska's Bristol Bay, an important salmon spawning area and fishery.
National Geographic Daily News; March 2




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