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EPA’s Gina McCarthy should be fired for Western waterway mess

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy’s career of administrative neglect, malfeasance and outright incompetence has been capped by her Agency unleashing one of the worst environmental disasters of the 21st century. EPA clean-up crews breached a waste storage dam that produced a torrent of heavy metal-laden toxic waste, potentially fouling an entire western river system and impacting the drinking water of tens of millions of people. Read the rest here 09:00

New EPA chief steps into Alaska mine controversy

“No amount of money or jobs can replace our way of life,” Nondalton Tribal Council President William Evanoff told the EPA leader. “The threats are real.” In the Bristol Bay fishing town of Dillingham, everyone who spoke to McCarthy was against the Pebble mine. The town of about 2,300 lives and breathes salmon, with vivid murals on the weathered buildings celebrating salmon and urging their preservation. [email protected] 11:49

Cabinet members Gina McCarthy, Sally Jewell tackle controversies in Alaska

Both Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell inherited thorny issues involving Alaska upon taking office this year. So they’ve both chosen to tackle these controversies head on during what happens to be the nicest time of the year to visit the nation’s 49th state. OF COURSE! [email protected] 10:31

Compass: EPA can and should block Pebble mine

This week, as one of her first priorities as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, administrator Gina McCarthy is coming to Alaska to visit Bristol Bay. The question she must soon answer is whether one of the world’s largest copper-gold-molybdenum mines could be responsibly developed and operated amid the spawning grounds of one of the world’s largest runs of wild salmon. [email protected]  08:50