Monday, April 6, 2015

Former defense secretary to investigate EPA evaluation of Alaska mine proposal

By M.D.Kittle |

A former defense secretary in the Clinton administration plans to investigate the Environmental Protection Agency’s controversial evaluation of a potential mining project in the Bristol Bay watershed in Alaska — an evaluation, critics say, was heavy-handed and employed bad science.

William S. Cohen this week announced that his firm, the Cohen Group, assisted by the law firm DLA Piper Global, will conduct an independent review to determine whether the EPA acted fairly.

Cohen has been retained by the Pebble Limited Partnership, developers of the proposed mine that has become the focus of environmentalist angst.

INVESTIGATING THE EPA: Former Defense Secretary William S. Cohen will investigate the EPA’s controversial evaluation of a proposed mine project in Alaska.

Cohen will evaluate the fairness of the EPA’s actions and decisions in its contentious process based upon a “thorough assessment of the facts and informed by his experience as Secretary of Defense as well as his 24 years as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate,” according to a press release. He will have full discretion as to the “means and manner” of carrying out the review to “ensure that it is thorough and unbiased.”

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Obama To Make Colorado's Browns Canyon a Nat'l Monument

SALIDA - President Barack Obama plans to designate the Browns Canyon National Monument in Colorado on Thursday. Browns Canyon is near Salida.

"This designation will provide permanent protection that is long overdue for this incredible area," Keith Baker, Executive Director of Friends of Browns Canyon, said. "Residents and visitors to Chaffee County have always understood that Browns Canyon is a national treasure. The national monument designation is supported by hunters and anglers, businesses and conservation groups, veterans and youth groups."

A broad cross-section of local groups and businesses have supported the national monument designation for Browns Canyon, including the Colorado and Arkansas River Outfitters Associations, Chaffee County Visitors Bureau, the Salida Business Alliance, sportsmen, youth, faith, veterans and Hispanic groups, local businesses and county commissioners. Recent polling from the Colorado College showed that 96 percent of Coloradans support the protection and conservation of natural areas. As of right now, Browns Canyon says there "will not be a charge for visitors under national monument status."

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

2015 Parker Colorado Fly Fishing Film Tour

FLY FISHING FILM TOUR (F3T) on the Extreme Screen

April 11th, 2015
Doors open at 7pm

Enjoy Happy Hour – beer, wine and cocktails
Our Toucan Café will be open with special fish menu.
Our stunning wildlife art galleries will be open and you will be able to bid in our silent auction – proceeds benefit the programs of The Wildlife Experience

Film starts at 7pm
Bar and concessions open, silent auction runs through intermission.

All ages: $12 advance/ $15 door | Click here to buy online

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The most anticipated and celebrated event in the fly fishing industry, the Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T), comes to The Wildlife Experience on April 11th 7pm.

The goal of F3T is to energize the industry and inspire film makers to create new cutting edge films that both entertain and educate outdoor enthusiasts. The F3T is one heck of a party celebrating fly fishing and shouldn’t be missed. “We’ve worked really hard on creating an electrifying experience for our fans,” says F3T co-owner Doug Powell. “The atmosphere we create at our premiers with HD projectors, booming soundtracks, tons of giveaways, interactive booths and cheering fans is not easily replicated and unique to the industry.”

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