Scientists urge EPA action; agency will decide ‘soon’

A story in the Anchorage Daily News reports that EPA’s Dennis McLerran was in town this week, addressing attendees at the Alaska Forum on the Environment. In his presentation, McLerran noted that he would be making a decision soon about how to respond to a 2010 request from Alaska tribes asking the agency to enact protections in Bristol Bay.

Before he spoke, McLerran was presented with a letter urging EPA to pursue action to prohibit development in Bristol Bay. It was signed by 360 scientists from throughout the U.S. and countries such as Australia, France and Scotland.

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Read the letter.