The EPA has completed a risk assessment of the potential impacts of large-scale mining in a region that provides habitat for the world's largest remaining wild salmon populations. The document (with supporting appendices and instructions for commenting) can be found at:http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/ECOCOMM.NSF ... bristolbay
What do you think of the assessment?
What do you think of the policy of a federal entity conducting such a risk assessment?
Under what situations do you think such an assessment should occur?
Decades ago in the US, it was government employees that collected data -- not consultants paid by mining companies -- therefore the data was public. Is it time to bring that practice back?