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EPA Says It Won’t Delay Alaska Pebble Mine Permitting Process

May 29, 2020, 3:42 PM

The EPA has signaled support for the massive Pebble Mine planned in southern Alaska, boosting the mine’s chances of securing its sought-after Clean Water Act permit.

In a letter issued late on Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency said the Army Corps of Engineers’ environmental review of the project is going smoothly.

The agency faced a Thursday deadline to elevate its concerns about the mine’s water impacts, which could have led to a decision to veto the project. But the letter indicated that the EPA has no plans to do so.

  • The letter “gives us more reason to believe that there...
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