It's been several weeks now since the occurrence of the federal-state enforcement action in the Fortymile Mining District, and answers are still being sought from top state leaders incredulous at the tactics used by government agents.
The Environmental Protection Agency isn't waiting until permits are filed for the Pebble mine project before it undertakes a study on its potential impacts in the Bristol Bay watershed.
...But the Kenai refuge was not among them even though it fits the description, according to Greg Noble, the federal Bureau of Land Management's petroleum engineer in Alaska. The report was requested by Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., who used it...
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