As you all know, everything is bigger and better here in Texas, including our outdoor recreation opportunities. But, as much as we love to boast about how big and great we are as a state, there’s one place that’s even bigger and wilder – Alaska.
The proposed Pebble Mine was Exhibit A at a hearing in the U.S. House this morning. The EPA took steps to block the Southwest Alaska mine even though Pebble Partnership hasn’t applied for permits yet. The Republican-led hearing was supposed to be a critical look at environmental regulation, but the focus shifted as lawmakers of both parties kept asking the same question: Why hasn’t Pebble filed for its permits yet?
KING SALMON, AK – In response to the hearing held this morning at 10:00 am EST by the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources regarding the proposed Pebble Mine, a letter signed by business owners representing over a dozen lodge owners who operate in Bristol Bay was sent to House Committee Chairman Bishop and Congressmen Young.
DILLINGHAM, AK – Tomorrow, Wednesday June 22nd, the House Committee on Natural Resources will hold a hearing at 10:00 am EST examining the National Environmental Policy Act’s (NEPA) role in permitting projects where the proposed Pebble Mine will be discussed. Local residents, tribal leaders, commercial fishermen, and sportsmen are frustrated that a hearing that addresses such a big concern to the region would be held during the height of Bristol Bay’s busy salmon season.
Members of Congress from across the Lower 48 convened Thursday to argue the fate of the Bristol Bay watershed and the proposed Pebble mine project, with some Republican lawmakers framing the Environmental Protection Agency’s actions to block the project as a sign of larger bias and anti-industry environmental aggression in the agency.