If you ever needed an example of why elections matter…….
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement agreement with the Pebble Limited Partnership to resolve litigation from 2014 relating to EPA’s prior work in the Bristol Bay watershed in Alaska.
The settlement provides the Pebble Limited Partnership (Pebble) an opportunity to apply for a Clean Water Act (CWA) permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before EPA may move forward with its CWA process to specify limits on the disposal of certain material in connection with the potential “Pebble Mine.”
Pebble Mine first, America last.
This should get interesting…..
“We are committed to due process and the rule of law, and regulations that are ‘regular’,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “We understand how much the community cares about this issue, with passionate advocates on all sides. The agreement will not guarantee or prejudge a particular outcome but will provide Pebble a fair process for their permit application and help steer EPA away from costly and time-consuming litigation. We are committed to listening to all voices as this process unfolds.”
Regulations that are regular?
Committed to listening to all the voices?
Game on mother fuckers!