Currently in Los Angeles — May 26th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Expect fog and clouds most of the day

I feel like I’ve been failing you this week, as I’ve been poorly predicting which mornings will be cloudy and which will be sunny. The forecast changes so quickly, and it’s our nature to yell at the weatherwoman when we head out without a jacket and it begins to pour. But be thankful the weather has been nicer than what I’ve reported, and remember that I’m an artist first and a meteorologist second (if at all?) With that said, Thursday should begin with that marine layer fog, which will gradually disappear and be gone by 11 AM. But it will still be pretty cloudy for the rest of the day, keeping highs around 75°F. There will be a pretty strong breeze tickling your nose. Clouds will remain into the evening, and lows will reach around 58°F.

—Renée Reizman

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The Obama administration issued a preemptive veto against the mine in 2014, which was then withdrawn by the Trump Administration’s EPA.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.”