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CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The move by EPA administrator Scott Pruitt to withdraw from President Obama's Clean Power Plan for cutting greenhouse gas emissions from power plants introduced.

(Washington: Drew Griffin) The EPA meeting with a gold mine company, Pebble Mine Ltd. Partnership, that resulted in removing environmental rules to prevent mining in Alaska's Bristol Bay to protect a sockeye salmon fishing area examined; details given about the "Clean Water Art Designation," the mining company's lawsuit against the EPA & Pruitt's decision, the EPA's earlier report on how a mine would damage the bay & the fishing industry, the role of mine lobbying; scenes shown of the ecosystem. [Pebble CEO Tom COLLIER†- asserts it is a process decision, not a science decision & that the EPA is now following the damn law that he can put in a clean mine.] [University of Washington Thomas QUINN†- comments on the study on this fisheries resource; calls a mine in this special place horrifying.] [Former EPA administrator Gina McCARTHY†- says this was a tool to save this native ecological resource & thoughtful decisions are needed.] An EPA statement about Pebble Mine quoted. The reaction to this EPA change of plans with several protests planned discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Griffin, Drew

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