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

By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

EPA decides not to prohibit Pebble, yet

Federal agency chooses to conduct study on the effects of large-scale development on Bristol Bay; lawmakers encouraged, concerned


Last updated 2/27/2011 at Noon

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has decided not to preemptively strike down the possibility of building a mine at the Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum project, at least for now. Instead, the federal agency has decided to take a year to study the potential effects of large-scale development on Southwest Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed where Pebble is located.

EPA said its decision to condu...

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