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By Shane Lasley
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EPA seeks to limit Pebble to below average

Environmental agency proposes footprint restrictions based on a hypothetical median-size porphyry mine; legal battle rages on


Last updated 7/27/2014 at Noon

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has offered the proposal of allowing the Pebble Limited Partnership to apply for permits to develop a less than average-size porphyry mine at the world's largest undeveloped copper-gold-molybdenum deposit.

Falling short of an outright ban of building a mine at Pebble, the EPA is proposing Clean Water Act Section 404(c) permit restrictions aimed at limit...

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