Pebble Mine Plans Shaken By EPA Action

Law360, New York (February 28, 2014, 2:15 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday threw up a major roadblock in front of plans for a massive proposed copper mine in Alaska that would be near the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery, saying no permits may be issued while it reviews the environmental impacts.

Using its authority under the Clean Water Act, the EPA said it is looking to identify appropriate options to protect the fishery in Bristol Bay, Alaska, from the “potentially destructive” impacts of the proposed Pebble Mine, which the agency called...
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