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Northern Dynasty issues press release on peer review “charge” questions

Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. has responded to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) call for public comment on the draft charge it has provided to peer reviewers to assess the quality and sufficiency of scientific presented in the agency’s draft Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment, according to a press release. Northern Dynasty says the draft charge to peer reviewers is artificially narrow and will prohibit the 12 independent experts from fully assessing whether the scope, methodology, underlying assumptions, data sources and analysis presented in the draft report are adequate to achieve the assessment’s stated purpose.

Read the full press release here.

Mining Weekly also has a story on the release. Find it here.


New York Times contributor blogs from Bristol Bay

Award-winning author and New York Times contributor Paul Greenberg, author of the New York Times bestseller “Four Fish,” is blogging via satellite as he travels down the Stuyahok River with the Alaska guide and longtime outdoorsman Mark Rutherford.

His first installment, “Bristol Bay Dispatch #1: a future copper and gold mine and an ancient, unknown fish,” can be found here.