The Demeaning of Independence: Response to the Pebble Limited Partnership-Funded Cohen Review of EPA’s Proposal to Protect Salmon from Large-Scale Mining in Bristol Bay, Alaska

November 04, 2015

NRDC’s review and response to the report released by former Secretary of Defense William Cohen, The Cohen Group, and DLA Piper LLP – commissioned by their client The Pebble Limited Partnership – that critiqued the U.S Environmental Protection Agency’s review and proposed action with respect to the Pebble Mine, proposed to be constructed in the headwaters of Bristol Bay, Alaska.  After a thorough review of the Cohen Report, NRDC documented in detail that the Report is not only lacking in independence, but lacking on the merit – and that its criticisms of EPA are unfounded as a matter of fact and law.