Environmental Protection Agency

Dave Bendinger

EPA Office of Inspector General's 16-month study of "obtainable records"  finds staff  followed agency guidelines in crafting Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment, proposed CWA 404c determination. 

Former EPA staffer still missing

Nov 13, 2015

A former EPA staffer who is believed to have played an integral role in the agency's work to prevent a major mine from being developed in Bristol Bay still can't be found.

Pebble asks for subpoena of former EPA employee

Aug 18, 2015

The Pebble Partnership has asked a federal judge to subpoena a former EPA employee in the lawsuit over the EPA's path to a proposed Clean Water Act designation in Bristol Bay.

Alaska Natives Have Strong Presence at EPA Hearing

Aug 18, 2014
Luke Brummer

Thursday’s EPA hearing featured a strong presence by local native associations and tribes, both for and against 404(c) regulations that would close off Bristol Bay to large-scale mining.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

Public Hearing Latest Step in EPA's 404(c) Process

Aug 15, 2014
Luke Brummer

Thursday’s EPA hearing in Dillingham is the latest part of the ongoing Pebble Mine conflict.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

US Environmental Protection Agency

Due to improper disposal of highway paint, the Alaska Department of Transportation will have to pay a hefty environmental fine.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

With the political conflict over global warming, the EPA has made greater attempts to regulate greenhouse gases via the Clean Air Act.  A recent US Supreme Court Ruling has pushed back at some of that authority.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

EPA Proposes New Power Plant Rule

Jun 11, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency announced last week it’s considering a new rule that would require power plants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent in 15 years.  US Senator Lisa Murkowski says this rule is unfair to Alaska. 

Senator Murkowski, as the ranking republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said last week the EPA’s restriction on greenhouse gas emissions is an effort to bypass Congress and levy policies that would drive electric supply away from coal.  She says coal power accounts for almost 40% of power services.