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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.
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.