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Committee Chairmen Letter To EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 7, 2018 -

Today Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah), Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) sent a letter to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt regarding the agency’s actions on the Pebble Mine Project.

"The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and Natural Resources continue our oversight of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2014 proposed determination to use Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act to pre-emptively limit the scope of the development of the Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska. As the Committees with primary jurisdiction over the science underpinning policy and regulatory decisions at EPA, we are committed to ensuring that the agency’s decision-making is based on sound and transparent science. While the Committees are encouraged by your assertion that the agency will carry out its decisions based on due process and the rule of law, recent developments regarding the consideration of the 2014 proposed determination raise serious concerns about the commitment to this goal.

As you are aware ..."

Read the full letter here.

Contact: Committee Press Office 202-226-9019

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