EPA head will face Congress on Pebble Mine

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) office in Alaska will face Congress Thursday over allegations the agency colluded with locals tribes to purposely block a planned mine project.

EPA’s head administrator Dennis McLerran will testify in front of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee Thursday.

The proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay reportedly would have been a prosperous project for both developers and the local economy were it not shuttered by an EPA report showing it would harm the ecology of the state’s salmon population.

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Jessica Hathaway

Jessica Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman. She has been covering the fishing industry for 13 years, serves on the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s Communications Committee and is a National Fisheries Conservation Center board member.

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