A report released last week by the Environmental Protection Agency led Sen. Begich to announce his opposition to a massive mining project proposed for construction in the watershed of two of his state’s most productive salmon rivers.
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New Zealand relies heavily on its pristine, unadulterated reputation for tourism and exports. However, over reliance on diary products and a push for oil and gas drilling threaten to undermine the truth behind the Tourism Board's “100% Pure New Zealand” slogan.