EPA Says Decision Paving Way For Pebble Mine Must Go

By Andrew Westney (September 29, 2021, 6:53 PM EDT) -- The federal government has pressed an Alaska federal judge to ditch a Trump-era U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decision to withdraw its objections to a proposed gold and copper mine in Alaska, saying the action should be vacated because the agency made a "serious and fundamental" mistake reaching it.

The EPA said in a motion Tuesday that the agency should look again at the proposed Pebble Mine copper-gold-molybdenum porphyry mine that would be located in the Bristol Bay watershed in Alaska. The EPA during the Obama administration had proposed exercising its right under the Clean Water Act to block the project, but...

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