Comments on: Bristol Bay, Alaska http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/06/bristol-bay-alaska/ The EPA Blog Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:52:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Eliza Winters http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/06/bristol-bay-alaska/#comment-21925 Tue, 10 Jan 2012 21:39:48 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=8555#comment-21925 Bristol Bay Alaska is such a beautiful place. I have only been there once an I am dying to go back. I was not excited at first because I hate being cold but the scenery there was incredible. It was probably one of my favorite trips I have ever taken.

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By: Rick Schneider http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/06/bristol-bay-alaska/#comment-21924 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 23:35:56 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=8555#comment-21924 Nancy, thank you for taking your time to visit this very special part of Alaska. The sad thing is that there is any question on the importance of preserving this land. It would be bad enough if we allowed any company to rape and pillage this pristine wilderness area, but it’s even worse that we even would consider to allow two non US companies to destroy this land. How can anyone be so gullible to believe that these companies will preserve the land and wildlife. All anyone has to do is to check out all the law suits against these companies and problems they have caused in their mining operations. PLEASE preserve this land for our children’s, children and there after. People need to quit listening to what people say and make their decisions based on results. They will say whatever they need to get their way, but simply Google these two companies and check out all the other land, rivers, and wildlife they have destroyed. It’s a waste of our taxpayers money that people like Nancy have to take their time to even look into saving this land. Tell these companies to destroy the land in their own countries not ours.

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By: penny http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/06/bristol-bay-alaska/#comment-21923 Fri, 29 Jul 2011 09:44:03 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=8555#comment-21923 Thank you for taking the time to publish this information very useful!

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By: penny auctions reviews http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/06/bristol-bay-alaska/#comment-21922 Fri, 29 Jul 2011 09:43:31 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=8555#comment-21922 On land, I saw tundra brimming with blooming wildflowers and snowcapped mountains in the distance.

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By: penny auctions reviews http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/06/bristol-bay-alaska/#comment-21921 Fri, 29 Jul 2011 09:42:44 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=8555#comment-21921 There is a place for mine operations such as what Pebble is, however this is not it.

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By: Richard King http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/06/bristol-bay-alaska/#comment-21920 Fri, 08 Jul 2011 23:12:45 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=8555#comment-21920 Thanks for coming!!! Flying from DC had to of been a bear.

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By: Bareknuckles http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/06/bristol-bay-alaska/#comment-21919 Wed, 06 Jul 2011 12:03:46 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=8555#comment-21919 What? Look, Brazil dude, if a group of Brazilian scientists want to go to Alaska, all they have to do is apply for a visa and buy a plane ticket, assuming the visa is approved by both governments. We don’t arrest scientists in America for studying the environment. Is that what they do in Brazil? I’m not sure what your point is but what a shame if it’s advocating cutting down the old forests of the Amazon.

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By: Brian Kraft http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/06/bristol-bay-alaska/#comment-21918 Wed, 06 Jul 2011 05:39:36 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=8555#comment-21918 Nancy,
Now that you have been here and have seen with your own eyes the tremendous reliance the entire system has upon clean nutrient rich water that is left in its natural state to perpetuate the life cycle of the salmon as well as everything, including people, that depends upon those salmon. It is amazing that we as a state are evening considering the possibility of large scale mineral extraction of the very areas that some of these streams originate from. There must be some rationale to the process. The industry, by its very nature of day to day operations, must consume habitat and must consume water. There is no avoiding that fact. There is a place for mine operations such as what Pebble is, however this is not it.

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By: skimelski http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/06/bristol-bay-alaska/#comment-21917 Wed, 06 Jul 2011 02:28:30 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=8555#comment-21917 Thank you for your words of open admiration for Briistol Bay, the region that supports the salmon that support the lives of so many.

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By: Joel Reynolds http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/06/bristol-bay-alaska/#comment-21916 Tue, 05 Jul 2011 23:20:08 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=8555#comment-21916 Thanks to you and to your EPA colleagues for your ongoing work in Bristol Bay. It is critically important to the communities, the people, and the wildlife of this incredible region. I enjoyed your blog post and couldn’t agree more with the impressions you conveyed. I’d only add my view that large-scale mining in the region is irreconcilable with protection of the salmon fishery. The risks are staggering, unavoidable, and unacceptable, and there is no engineer in the world — and no regulatory review in the world — that can eliminate the risk. No wonder the people of the region, by an overwhelming number, oppose the Pebble Mine.

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