EPA Moves To Block Pebble Mine Again

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (September 9, 2021, 8:48 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took a big step Thursday toward effectively blocking a proposed gold and copper mine in Alaska by asking a federal judge to revoke a Trump-era action that withdrew prior agency objections.

The Pebble Limited Partnership has been trying for years to get approval for its proposed copper-gold-molybdenum porphyry mine that would be located in the Bristol Bay watershed in Alaska, near unspoiled wilderness and a key salmon habitat. The EPA during the Obama administration had proposed exercising its right under the Clean Water Act to block the project, but the Trump administration reversed that move....

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