The weather, currently.
Here we go again. We are back on the warming trend. That ridge of high pressure I was talking about in the last email will continue to pull in warmer temperatures for the rest of the week. So for Thursday, we see temperatures in the 70s. Friday, will definitely be a warm one too. Get ready! Here’s an overview of your weather for Thursday:
- Temperatures in the 60s to start the morning! It will be a good one for walking.
- Highs in the mid 70s.
- Mid 80s coming for Friday!
What you need to know, currently.
The EPA announced today that it plans to issue a proposal blocking the Pebble Gold Mine and permanently protecting Alaska’s Bristol Bay, which provides more than half of the world’s salmon. The bay sits over a large store of gold, copper, and molybdenum—which is used in steel alloys.
The Obama administration issued a preemptive veto against the mine in 2014, which was then withdrawn by the Trump Administration’s EPA. Opponents of the mine noted that it would be the largest open pit mine in the country and pose serious dangers to the local watershed—threatening both the fishing industry and drinking water.
In 2020, environmental activists leaked recordings of executives insinuating that they had misrepresented the scale of the mine and planned to use any development in the Bristol Bay area as a route to opening up more mines in the region.
“They’ve lied to everyone about what this project looks like and what their intentions are,” Alannah Hurley, executive director of United Tribes of Bristol Bay, told the New York Times. “It’s time now for our elected leadership to stand up for Alaskans and stop this corrupt process.”