House science committee grills McLerran on EPA's effort to block Pebble

Apr 28, 2016

EPA region 10 head called to testify in House Science, Space, and Technology's ongoing look into agency work in Bristol Bay.

GOP members grilled EPA region 10 administrator Dennis McLerran over preemptive 404(c) mining restrictions in Bristol Bay.

EPA Region 10 Administrator Dennis McLerran was before the House oversight committee on science, space, and technology Thursday.  It was McLerran who decided to move forward with a Clean Water Act 404c determination in the Bristol Bay watershed, following an ecological risk assessment done by EPA. The House committee has been investigating whether or not that was fair to Pebble Mine and proper for EPA. KDLG’s Dave Bendinger has more: