The Pebble Partnership has grabbed headlines recently by attacking an EPA scientist and claiming EPA somehow violated federal law by communicating with Alaskans. It’s all a phony story, of course, to pump up fear around the bogey man of “federal overreach.” But there’s a healthy dose of irony here, because while the Pebble people are crying foul on EPA, the proponent of the Chuitna coal strip mine in Upper Cook Inlet – Delaware-based PacRim Coal – has been actively working behind closed doors with the Corps of Engineers and other government agencies to get needed permits.
Inletkeeper is happy to have help for our new Food Hub project from our new intern Zandra Davis.
Salmon go beyond just being a food source and economic revenue. In keeping salmon healthy we need to keep their environment vigorous and their relationship with other species and ecosystems unharmed.
Inletkeeper is happy to welcome another Ted Smith Conservation intern! Maya Goodoni has joined our team for the summer, and as an environmental studies major, she brings skills to help us protect the watershed we all love.