Senators troubled by EPA's position on Pebble Mine

February 26, 2013 | By BRIAN HODGES

In a letter addressed to Acting EPA Administrator Bob Perciasepe, Senators David Vitter and Roger Wicker write that they believe EPA has decided to grant itself “preemptive veto authority” over Clean Water Act Section 404 permitting decisions.  Section 404, which is generally administered by the Army Corps of Engineers, provides that a ...


PLF submits comments on EPA's Bristol Bay mining assessment

July 16, 2012 | By BRIAN HODGES

As mentioned in our president’s Friday roundup, PLF recently submitted comments on an EPA draft publication, An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska.  There have been voluminous public comments on this document, as some believe EPA might be contemplating making the Bristol Bay watershed, an area ...