Murkowski, Young urge more time for comment

JUNEAU (AP) — Members of Alaska's congressional delegation are joining the state's attorney general in asking that the public be given more time to comment on a study looking at the impacts of mining in the Bristol Bay region.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Rep. Don Young on Thursday sent a letter to the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, asking that the public comment period be extended to Nov. 20. They say they're concerned that the current 60-day period is inadequate.

Public comment is scheduled to end July 23, though EPA says it is considering requests to extend it.


06/08/2012 - 6:24am