Begich Says He’s Looking Forward to EPA Report

Posted: July 19, 2013 at 6:41 pm

As the EPA continues their assessment of the Bristol Bay watershed, U.S. Senator Mark Begich said he’s looking forward to their findings.


Sen. Begich(D-AK): “And they’re going to lay down now, on the table, September/October, what they view the ability of that mine being able to be productive, without impacting fisheries. I think it’s going to tell us a lot.”

Begich said, if it comes down to it, he will vote for the fish…


Sen. Begich(D-AK): “If it’s not going to be positive for our fishing industry, that will be then a problem for me. In other words, I am not willing to trade off our renewable resources, fisheries, in this state for a short-term economic boom. So, we’ll see how that all tells us, but I’m anxious for this report, because I think that’s going to be a critical piece for me to make my conclusion on what I think is possible and what’s not possible.”

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