"New EPA Chief Steps Into Alaska Mine Controversy"

"DILLINGHAM, Alaska — President Barack Obama’s top environmental official was visibly moved as people in this fishing town told her the giant Pebble Mine would kill wild salmon and destroy their culture."

"'You remind why we’re all here, what we work for every day and why I am probably the most blessed person in the world to be at EPA at this time,' said Gina McCarthy, who became administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency just last month.

'I intend to make you proud in the position the president has given me,' she said to a standing ovation in the packed gymnasium at a Dillingham school."

Sean Cockerham reports for McClatchy August 28, 2013.

Source: McClatchy, 08/29/2013