As Bristol Bay fight heats up, EPA’s McCarthy may visit proposed mine site

Both sides have enlisted the help of advocacy groups and consultants to make their case in Washington. Mine opponents, which include environmental groups such as Trout Unlimited, have hired former Obama aides Tommy Vietor, Jon Favreau and Paul Tewes to orchestrate a pubic relations campaign, while the mining companies have hired the Livingston Group and gotten support from the Competitive Enterprise Institute.