Ranking Member Johnson Alerts Administrator Pruitt of Environmental Repercussions of Pebble Mine
(Washington, DC) –Today, Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Scott Pruitt, to underline the known environmental impacts of developing the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Earlier this week, Chairman Lamar Smith made a recommendation to the Administrator to rescind the EPA’s 2014 decision to use Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act to limit the development of the proposed mine. Canadian owned mining company, Northern Dynasty Minerals, and its subsidiary, the Pebble Limited Partnership, have been proposing to build this mine for the past decade.
Ranking Member Johnson said in the letter, “I hope that you believe putting America First also means protecting Americans first before the interests of foreign corporations.”
The full text of the letter can be found here.
The Minority Staff Report released by democratic staff last April referenced in today's letter can be found here.