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WWF: EPA Action Reinforces Importance of Bristol Bay Protections

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) issued the following statement from Margaret Williams, managing director of Arctic programs, in response to today's EPA announcement regarding Bristol Bay, Alaska:

“Everyone who is concerned about the future of Bristol Bay knows that allowing an immense, open-pit mine in its headwaters needlessly risks the economic and environmental well-being of the entire region. Today’s announcement from EPA reconfirms that the federal government knows that too. EPA’s decision gives us hope that the salmon-rich rivers flowing into the Bay will continue to support people, nature and vibrant Alaskan economies.”