Currently in Boston — May 26th, 2022

Dry weather may end late Friday

The weather, currently.

It really was a beautiful Wednesday and it will be comfortable again overnight. hopefully you're able to keep your windows open and let some of this wonderfully dry and refreshing air into your house. Tomorrow looks a little milder with temperatures in the 70s and a few more clouds. A slow moving system will bring the chance for some showers and a lot of clouds on Friday especially at night. The day may actually end up dry. The chance for showers continues Friday night into Saturday. Right now Sunday and Monday are looking sunny and warm. There could be some changes in that forecast but for now we'll keep it optimistic.

—Dave Epstein

What you need to know, currently.

The EPA announced today that it plans to issue a proposal blocking the Pebble Gold Mine and permanently protecting Alaska’s Bristol Bay, which provides more than half of the world’s salmon. The bay sits over a large store of gold, copper, and molybdenum—which is used in steel alloys.

The Obama administration issued a preemptive veto against the mine in 2014, which was then withdrawn by the Trump Administration’s EPA. Opponents of the mine noted that it would be the largest open pit mine in the country and pose serious dangers to the local watershed—threatening both the fishing industry and drinking water.

In 2020, environmental activists leaked recordings of executives insinuating that they had misrepresented the scale of the mine and planned to use any development in the Bristol Bay area as a route to opening up more mines in the region.

“They’ve lied to everyone about what this project looks like and what their intentions are,” Alannah Hurley, executive director of United Tribes of Bristol Bay, told the New York Times. “It’s time now for our elected leadership to stand up for Alaskans and stop this corrupt process.”