ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Hundreds of people showed up to an EPA meeting Monday night about the impact of mining on Bristol Bay salmon.
Along with the arguments both for and against the proposed Pebble Mine project were several complaints to the EPA and the federal government for how it's handling its investigation of how mining might impact the salmon, centered around a report released last month.
Some argued that people needed more time to understand all the information in the huge report. Others were upset that the first meeting about the Alaska issue took place in Seattle.
Some said the EPA needed to take its hands out of the issue entirely, saying oversight of mining in Alaska is the state's responsibility.