House Panel Wants Probe Of Agencies' Pebble Mine Review

Law360 (August 11, 2020, 8:17 PM EDT) -- Democratic leaders of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform have asked federal inspectors general to look into agencies' environmental review of the Pebble Mine project in Alaska, saying the process was too hasty and may have put political concerns ahead of science.

In a letter to the inspectors general of the U.S. Department of Defense and the Army on Monday, committee chairwoman Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., Rep. Harley Rouda, D-Calif., and Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., called for an investigation into the Army Corps' review that culminated in a July 24 environmental impact statement. That EIS paved the way for...

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