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Sen. Cantewell steps up for salmon, wades into Pebble Mine fray

The Pile River flows into Lake Iliamna,  in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska. The Pebble Mine would sit just above the lake.
The Pile River flows into Lake Iliamna, in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska. The Pebble Mine would sit just above the lake.

SALMON FISHING -- Citing concerns about the effect the Pebble Mine in Alaska could have on wild salmon,Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-WA, told the Seattle Times she plans to ask the Environmental Protection Agency to consider using the Clean Water Act to stop the mine on Bristol Bay.

But Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young has already introduced a bill that would strip the EPA of the authority to stop the project.

The issue involves a high-stakes battle that pits gold and copper against the most productive salmon fisheries in the world.
 



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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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