CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017
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(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.
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