House Republicans step up pressure on EPA over controversial Alaska mine assessment

House Republicans have stepped up their pressure against the EPA over the agency’s perceived attempt to preemptively stop mining operations from occurring in Bristol Bay, Alaska.

On Thursday, Georgia Republican Rep. Paul Broun sent a letter to EPA chief administrator Lisa Jackson, questioning the EPA’s watershed assessment of a hypothetical mine in Bristol Bay and an accompanying peer-reviewed report.

Broun expressed concerns about the EPA attempting to create another avenue to block mining operations.

Read more at The Daily Caller. By Michael Bastasch.

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