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Alaska / Bristol Bay / Salmon Protection vs. Mining #1140155

CNN Evening News for Friday, Aug 09, 2019
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Drew Griffin) CNN exclusive investigation of a June 26 meeting of Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy with President Trump about approval for a massive gold & copper mine {Pebble Mine} in Bristol Bay, Alaska, the breeding ground for sockeye salmon that led to the EPA being told to clear the way for mining despite environmental concerns, examined; details given of the prior EPA opposition to mining in Bristol Bay. [DUNLEAVY - says Trump will work with us.] [Former EPA administrator Christine Todd WHITMAN - cites the potential damage from the mine project & the administration is "gutting science."] Dunleavy's request to Trump of a long list of EPA reversals noted. The question as to whether the Pebble Mine will be built despite the view of science discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Griffin, Drew

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