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Angling, Hunting Groups Ask EPA to Look Hard at Bristol Bay

Posted on February 25 2011

Less than a month after the EPA announced it will assess the impact of large-scale development in Alaska’s Bristol Bay area, a group of more than 360 outdoor organizations signed a letter to EPA administrator Lisa Jackson, urging her to protect Bristol Bay from large-scale mining. Next week, representatives of these groups will meet with legislators and agency members in Washington, D.C. to ask for support.
“Protecting Bristol Bay is currently the number one conservation issue for the United States fly fishing industry,” said Jim Klug, Chairman of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association. “More than 150 sport fishing product companies have directly signed on to support protecting Bristol Bay’s fish and game habitat and economic resources, and hundreds more have voiced their opposition to Pebble Mine. We strongly urge the EPA and Obama administration to protect this amazing place.”

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