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May 3, 2013
Daniel Kish is senior vice president at the Institute for Energy Research.
The Environmental Protection Agency took another step last week toward preemptively vetoing a potential copper mine in Alaska. In a revised draft assessment, the EPA claimed that tapping the vast Pebble copper deposit would threaten sockeye salmon in the Bristol Bay watershed. This unprecedented power grab is not based on an actual proposal, but on a hypothetical mine.