As an Alaskan born and raised I want to be part of the solution not part of the problem.
There is beauty everywhere if your eyes are open. Mother Nature can only support us for so long and if all we do is take and take without forethought our children and their children will suffer by our hands.
The importance of the Bristol Bay watershed finally protected
Final Determination of the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to Section 404(c) of the Clean Water act.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is prohibiting the specification of and restricting the
use for specification of certain waters in the Bristol Bay watershed as disposal sites for certain
discharges of dredged or fill material associated with development of a mine at the Pebble deposit, a
large ore body in southwest Alaska. EPA is exercising its authority under Section 404(c) of the Clean
Water Act (CWA) (Box ES-1) and its implementing regulations at 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
Part 231 because the discharges of dredged or fill material associated with developing a mine evaluated
in this final determination will have unacceptable adverse effects on anadromous1 fishery areas in the
Bristol Bay watershed. Development of a mine at the Pebble deposit has been the subject of study for
more than two decades. This final determination is based on this extensive record of scientific and
technical information and applies only to certain discharges of dredged or fill material associated with
developing the Pebble deposit, not to any other resource development projects in the State of Alaska.
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