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WaPo Editorial: Bristol Bay (Pebble) mining proposal must be thoroughly studied

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Washintgon Monument, Washington, D.C. Français : Washington Monument, Washington D.C. (États-Unis). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Editorial Board, Sunday, June 23, 3:56 PM

IN THE rivers, streams and wetlands of southwest Alaska, tens of millions of bright pink fish swim upstream every year to spawn. The watershed area around Bristol Bay is one of the last unspoiled habitats in the world, home to moose, bears, caribou and, yes, sockeye salmon. It’s also now at the center of one of the nation’s largest conservation battles..............

If complete federal reviews find that the companies can’t protect the fishery, regulators can reject the project. But, given the potential economic value of the mine, they should hear the companies out...... http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/bristol-bay-mining-proposal-must-be-thoroughly-studied/2013/06/23/9c4c1a20-d9ec-11e2-9df4-895344c13c30_story.html