Opponents of the proposed pebble mine in the Bristol Bay area of Alaska have approached the Federal Environmental Agency to stop the building of pebble mine. Local communities want EPA to ban pebble mine from dumping waste into major river drainage systems. Fisheries, locals, and environmental groups have concerns that the waste will damage the worlds largest salmon population. However the developers state it will produce more needed long term jobs in the area. EPA enforces clean water laws there will likely be a hearing and public comment as things progress.