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By Mark Thiessen
Associated Press 

EPA proposes veto of any Pebble mine plans; governor threatens lawsuit

 

December 7, 2022



ANCHORAGE (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Dec. 1 proposed restrictions that would block plans for a copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region that is home to the world’s largest sockeye salmon run.

A statement from the regional EPA office said discharges of dredged or fill material into the waters of the U.S. within the proposed Pebble Mine footprint in southwest Alaska would “result in unacceptable adverse effects on salmon fishery areas.”

The rarely employed agency action would effectively veto the project before the permitting stage.

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