In a classic Friday afternoon drop, the EPA attempts to derail yet another mining project

by 1389 on April 30, 2013

in 1389 Blog Mailbox, Alaska, Barack Hussein Obama, eco-radicals, geology, government regulation, unemployment

The Obama Administration once again stops the US from developing its own resources and thereby attaining strategic independence from foreign sources.

From: Sandra Wirtz
To: 1389 Blog mailbox
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2013 11:26 AM

In a classic Friday afternoon drop, the EPA released its Revised Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment last week outlining the potential impacts of a hypothetical mine in the Bristol Bay region of southwestern Alaska. With the release, EPA’s latest effort to unilaterally expand its powers under the Clean Water Act and preemptively derail a promising mining project is going into the next round.

In light of your previous coverage of regulatory overreach I thought your readership might be interested in some insight into the challenges associated with the latest assessment.

The Pebble Deposit in Alaska could be the largest copper resource in American history, and its development would create hundreds or even thousands of much-needed jobs – particularly at a time when companies like Caterpillar are laying off mining equipment manufacturing workers due to weak demand.

Why the Friday afternoon drop?

And why did EPA acting-Administrator Bob Perciasepe tell media only two days before the release that the revised draft assessment would likely come out in May?

An answer may be found in the fact that the EPA’s study relies on research conducted by the U.S. firm Stratus Consulting and Ann Maest, its Managing Scientist – both of which just a few short days ago publicly admitted to falsifying a research report.

Here’s more on the story from American Resources Policy Network principal Daniel McGroarty.

As the EPA attempts to escape scrutiny by burying their flawed assessment at the bottom of the news cycle, please help us spread the word by sharing this issue with your readers. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Thank you, and best regards,

Sandra Wirtz


Director of Research and Staff Blogger
American Resources Policy Network

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