Article By: Politico Morning Energy, Eric Wolff
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Texas’s hook and bullet crowd is urging House Science Chairman Lamar Smith to stop siding with the planned Pebble Mine in Alaska. Ahead of a Thursday hearing where Smith, who has been hounding EPA on its work related to the project, will grill EPA regional chief Dennis McLerran, groups like the Dallas Safari Club and the Guadalupe River chapter of Trout Unlimited say the mine poses too great a risk to one of the nation’s great fishing and hunting grounds. “Millions of anglers and hunters from Texas and across this country are asking you to recognize that Pebble Mine is too risky and the scientific record of the Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment proves the area must be protected for this and future generations to enjoy,” they write.
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