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Rep. Young Questions Fortymile Miner about August 2013 EPA Raid, Introduces Bill to Remove EPA’s Criminal Law Enforcement Authority

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During the week of August 19, 2013, a team of agents, led by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), raided placer mine sites in the Fortymile Mining District near Chicken, Alaska to investigate potential Clean Water Act violations. 

Today the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing entitled, “EPA vs. American Mining Jobs: The Obama Administration’s Regulatory Assault on the Economy.”  Alaskan Congressman Don Young, a senior member of the House Natural Resources Committee, invited Sheldon Maier, President of the Fortymile Mining Association to testify about his experiences with the EPA, and how the agency has impacted the lives of the miners he represents.

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