Given the significant shortcomings and scientific flaws in the draft Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment report, it is not clear that the EPA will meet its original schedule for completing the study in November 2012. The Peer Reviewers all acknowledged that it's important for the EPA to 'get it right,' particularly because the study will have a significant influence on public perceptions of the Pebble Project."So with this hypothetical mine, it strikes me that there's a little bit of a lack of fairness," said Dr. Phyllis Weber Scannell, a retired biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game , "because it doesn't give then an opportunity for a potential mining company or potential mine to come back with any sort of procedures that could be done that we - or someone, permitters, anybody - could evaluate and say that would lessen this risk."
Peer Review Panel Comments On Draft Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment Report
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