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Scientists Call on White House to Protect Bristol Bay Watershed from Mining

More than 300 leading scientists sent a letter to the White House on April 26, 2013 expressing “deep concerns” about the prospect of large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay watershed of Southwest Alaska, home to the world's largest wild salmon runs. The action comes as the Environmental Protection Agency releases for public comment a revised draft assessment on watershed impacts of what could be North America's largest mine.

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