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EPA — Will protect world's most valuable salmon fishery, for now

Washington - In a surprise reversal, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is withdrawing its plan to suspend environmental protections for an area of Alaska that is home to the world’s most valuable wild salmon fishery.

The Alaskan Pebble Mine debate getting too hot to handle

Lying just north of Lake Iliamna and Lake Clark in southwest Alaska is Bristol Bay. It is home to half the world's sockeye salmon. Below the marsh and shrub of the bay lies another kind of wealth, ore, several kinds of ore, including gold.

Group denounces Alaska's Pebble Mine, citing threat to belugas

Social media activist group Fins and Fluke has joined with the EPA, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Hollywood star Robert Redford, to oppose the massive Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska.

U.S. EPA enters the battle raging over massive Pebble Mine

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced February 7, 2011 that it will review the consequences of the proposed massive Pebble Mine project on the Bristol Bay watershed in Alaska.

Obama Favors Pebble Mine In Alaska Building Earthquake-Proof Dams

Barack Obama and Fairbanks, Alaska Mayor Jim Whitaker have one thing in common: they oppose Proposition 4 which would ban large metal mines from discharging large amounts of toxic chemicals into salmon streams and drinking water supplies.
 

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A view of Upper Talarik Creek which flows into Lake Iliamna in the Kvichak River watershed. The wate...
A view of Upper Talarik Creek which flows into Lake Iliamna in the Kvichak River watershed. The watershed supports production of all five species of Pacific salmon found in North America.
EPA
The most abundant salmon species in the watershed is sockeye salmon. The Bristol Bay watershed suppo...
The most abundant salmon species in the watershed is sockeye salmon. The Bristol Bay watershed supports the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world, with approximately 46% of the average global abundance of wild sockeye salmon.
EPA
The Cook Inlet beluga population has significantly dropped since the 90s. Once around 1 300 cetacean...
The Cook Inlet beluga population has significantly dropped since the 90s. Once around 1,300 cetaceans, less than 300 are estimated to exist today.
NOAA Alaska Fisheries