EPA watershed assessment public meeting draws big crowd in Seattle

The Environmental Protection Agency held its first public meeting in Seattle May 31, taking comments on the draft watershed assessment. Here are links to some of the media coverage.

EPA hears comments on Bristol Bay mine-proposal study (May 31, The Seattle Times)

A draft study about the possible effects of mine development on salmon fisheries in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska was the topic of an Environmental Protection Agency hearing in Seattle on Thursday.

Read the full story here.

Seattle packs EPA Hearing on Alaska’s proposed Pebble Mine (June 1, KPLU, the NPR affiliate in Seattle)

It was standing room only at the federal building in Seattle, where the Environmental Protection Agency held its first hearing Thursday on Alaska’s Bristol Bay fishery.

Read the full story here.

First Pebble Mine Hearing Takes Place in Seattle (May 31, KTUU)

Officials with the Environmental Protection Agency took public comment Thursday in Seattle concerning the potential environmental impacts of a possible mining project on the watershed of Bristol Bay.

Read the full story here.

EPA’s Bristol Bay decision heavily reliant on anti-Pebble reports – McGee (June 1, Mineweb)

Northern Dynasty Minerals Vice President, Sean McGee, Thursday accused the Environmental Protection Agency of relying “substantially upon advocacy materials prepared by environmental groups to inform its science” contained in the agency’s Draft Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment Report.

Read more of McGee’s comments here.