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Sam Lungren

Sam Lungren

Sam Lungren is MeatEater's Supervising Editor and a former freelance writer/photographer, commercial fisherman, and editor of BHA's Backcountry Journal. Though originally from Whidbey Island, Washington, he's been in Montana for almost a decade and probably isn't leaving—except during steelhead season. Send him an email sam@themeateater.com or follow him @samlungrenmedia.

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EPA Moves to Block Pebble Mine, Again

Environmental Issues

EPA Moves to Block Pebble Mine, Again

The proposed Pebble Mine and its backers ran into another major obstacle today when the Environmental Protection Agency announced it would continue working toward durable Clean Water Act protections for Alaska’s Bristol Bay Region. Conservation groups, especially those that brought the successful...
Sam Lungren Sep 9, 2021
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Pebble Mine Permit Denied, Conservationists Seek to Bury it Forever

Environmental Issues

Pebble Mine Permit Denied, Conservationists Seek to Bury it Forever

The fiercely contested Pebble Mine will not receive a critical federal permit, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced on Wednesday. This action likely strikes a death blow to the contentious copper and gold project proposed for the Bristol Bay region of Southwest Alaska, but conservationists...
Sam Lungren Nov 25, 2020
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Breaking: Secret Recordings Show Developers Lied About Pebble Mine

Environmental Issues

Breaking: Secret Recordings Show Developers Lied About Pebble Mine

Update on Sept. 23, 5:26 p.m.: Pebble Partnership CEO Tom Collier has resigned in the wake of these explosive revelations. Audio and video released yesterday by the nonprofit Environmental Investigations Agency (EIA) show chief executives of the Canadian Pebble Partnership and its parent Northern...
Sam Lungren Sep 22, 2020
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Patagonia Will Sue Trump Admin. Over Clean Water Act

Environmental Issues

Patagonia Will Sue Trump Admin. Over Clean Water Act

Outdoors clothing giant and activist business Patagonia has thrown their weight behind a lawsuit against the Trump Administration over changes it made this year to the enforcement of the Clean Water Act. Their complaint alleges that the EPA’s rollback of previous standards about which streams and...
Sam Lungren Sep 21, 2020
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