Alaska Mine’s Future Murky After EPA Warns Of Devastation

Law360, New York (May 21, 2012, 3:27 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that a massive mining development in Alaska could devastate the surrounding ecosystem and destroy the habitat of several local species of fish, putting the continuation of the project in doubt.

The EPA draft study is the federal government's first major scientific assessment of the proposed Pebble Mine site at two watersheds in Bristol Bay, Alaska. The agency found that mining at the site, which has vast resources of gold, copper and other metals, could lead to the loss of...
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