EPA's Preemptive Alaska Study Spells Trouble For Mining Cos.

Law360, New York (June 19, 2013, 9:06 PM EDT) -- In a major departure from its standard development review process, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is conducting a hypothetical study examining the environmental consequences of mining activity in Alaska outside the context of a specific permit application, raising industry concerns that the agency will start striking down projects before they're actually proposed.

Anglo American PLC and Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. have sharply criticized the EPA over a draft report finding that mining development in the Bristol Bay region could cause serious environmental harm and disrupt aquatic...
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