On July 18th, the EPA opened a 60-day public comment period soliciting input about their intention to preemptively place restrictions on development of a mine at Pebble – before a single permit has been sought for the project.
The EPA’s actions, a first in the 43-year history of the Clean Water Act, amount to a de facto veto of a mine at Pebble. Please take action now to let the EPA know their actions are not appropriate nor should anything be done by the agency at this time – other than wait for the Pebble Partnership to present a detailed mine plan, file for permits, and initiate the state and federal permitting process. The public comment window closes on September 19th, 2014.
There are several ways you can take action in support of due process:
- Submit comments online at www.regulations.gov.
Specify Docket # EPA-R10-OW-2014-0505.
- Send an email to OW-Docket@epa.gov.
Include Docket # EPA-R10-OW-2014-0505 in the subject line.
- Send a letter to the EPA Bristol Bay Docket at:
Water Docket # EPA-R10-OW-2014-0505
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Mail Code: 2822T
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20460
You can also send comments electronically at www.AKStopEPA.com.