No Attys' Fees For Pebble Mine Foes, Alaska High Court Says
By Christopher Crosby (June 19, 2017, 6:13 PM EDT) -- Alaska's high court won't force mining industry groups to pay their opponents' legal fees from the groups' failed challenge to a ballot initiative that expanded the regulatory hurdles major mining projects face, saying Friday that even though the groups lost the fight, the nature of their challenge posed questions about constitutional limits.
Alaska's Supreme Court unanimously found that a lower court wrongly disqualified appellants Alaska Miner's Association, Council of Alaska Producers and Richard Hughes as constitutional claimants, saying their failed challenge to a statewide initiative allowing lawmakers to scrap a major copper and gold mine called the Pebble Project wasn't merely...
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