What is Senate Bill S. 234?
Cost of Senate Bill S. 234
"The [EPA] released a report in January that found that the mine, which would be built at the headwaters of two rivers that feed into the Bristol Bay, would have a significant impact on the bay, local fisheries and wildlife, and Alaska Native communities in the area. In February, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced that the agency was beginning the process of determining whether to block the mine under its section 404(c) authority, in order to "ensure that the world's most productive salmon fishery is safe from the risks it faces from what could be one of the largest mines on Earth. This is only the beginning of the process, which will likely take a year, and it doesn't mean that the EPA will ultimately block the Pebble project."
Regulatory Fairness Act of 2015
A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to confirm the scope of the authority of the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to deny or restrict the use of defined areas as disposal sites.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The house has not voted
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Committee on Environment and Public WorksIntroducedJanuary 22nd, 2015
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