09 Nov '12, 8pm

Scientific Panel Confirms EPA Findings that Pebble Mine Would Pose a Significant Risk

NRDC applauds EPA for conducting an open and transparent process for the Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment. Today EPA released a report from the independent scientists that the agency convened last summer to review its draft Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment. Those scientists offered both praise and recommendations for improvement, but overall commended EPA for a comprehensive report. EPA will consider the peer reviewers’ report before finalizing its Watershed Assessment, which could lead the agency to prohibit the proposed Pebble Mine under the Clean Water Act. EPA convened a transparent process and asked both the public and independent scientists to review its draft Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment issued in May 2012. In a report released today, 12 independent scientists “commended EPA for an assessment of a challenging, complex scientific issue, working with data of varia...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/tkiekow/scientific_pane...

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