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Pebble Partnership copper gold molybdenum mine project Alaska Northern Dynasty NAK NDM

By Sarah Hurst
Mining News Editor 

Pebble permitting process covers all bases

From protecting fisheries to ensuring tailings dam can withstand most powerful imaginable earthquake, agencies have their work cut out


Last updated 4/24/2005 at Noon

Since the Pebble project began hitting the headlines, Bob Loeffler has been asked some strange questions. People accost the mild-mannered director of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources' Division of Mining, Land and Water and demand to know why he issued permits for the Pebble project and when it is going to break ground. Loeffler is puzzled, because he hasn't issued any permits for the...

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