EPA's Pebble Mine Delay Stokes Fears Of CWA Crackdown

Law360, New York (March 3, 2014, 7:43 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision Friday to block permits for a controversial mining project in Alaska while it performs an environmental review represents an unprecedented use of the agency's Clean Water Act authority, experts say, signaling that the agency is willing to heap additional scrutiny, and delays, on proposed coal mines and other large excavation projects needing similar permits. 

The EPA says it's looking to identify appropriate options to protect the fishery in Bristol Bay, Alaska, from the “potentially destructive” impacts of the proposed Pebble Mine, which...
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