EPA Makes the Right Move for Bristol Bay, Starts 404(c) Process on Pebble Mine

By Joel Reynolds

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Responding to overwhelming public demand for the protection of Bristol Bay from the proposed Pebble Mine, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency invoked a rarely used process under the federal Clean Water Act to protect the Bristol Bay in southwest Alaska from the proposed project. Called section 404(c), the provision allows the agency to “prohibit, restrict, deny, or withdraw” an area at risk of “unacceptable adverse effects” on water, fisheries, wildlife, or recreation resources. EPA has used the process 13 times in the 40-year history of the Clean Water Act.

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Source: Huffington Post Green

    

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