Bristol Bay

File photo of an oil drilling ship. (Photo by AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Withdraws Alaska’s Bristol Bay From Drilling

President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that he’s removing more than 52,000 square miles of waters off Alaska’s coast from consideration for oil and gas exploration or drilling.

12/16/2014

File photo of Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA).  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Wash. Senators Praise EPA Move On Pebble Mine

Washington’s U.S. senators are praising a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency for starting a process that could potentially restrict the development of proposed gold-and-copper mine in southwest Alaska.

02/28/2014

Dennis McLerran, Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 administrator, and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy took a Portage Glacier Tour in Alaska on Monday, August 26, 2013. (Bill Roth/Getty Images)

EPA: Mining Poses Risks To Bristol Bay Salmon

A government report indicates a large-scale copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region could have devastating effects on the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery and adversely affect Alaska Natives, whose culture is built around salmon.

01/16/2014

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‘Deadliest Catch’ Fishery Gears Up For Late Start

Participants in Alaska’s famous red king crab fishery are finally close to heading out into the Bering Sea, now that the federal government’s partial shutdown is behind them.

10/18/2013

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