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Fisheries Scientists Critique Mining And Drilling

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The scientists of the American Fisheries Society spent four years working on a position paper on how mining and fossil-fuel extraction affect fisheries.

The result of the work should surprise no one: it concludes that mining and drilling can affect water quality and aquatic ecosystems, and generally adversely. 

It's some of the finer detail in just HOW extractive industry affects fish that can be startling.  Dr. Carol Ann Woody and Robert Hughes of AFS set out the pathways of the research and the findings.  


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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.