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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

EPA says no to Pebble pre-emptive veto

Will use established EIS mechanisms to address concerns

 

Last updated 9/26/2019 at 7:09pm

EPA rescinds preemptive veto of Pebble Partnership mine permit Alaska

Pebble Limited Partnership

Workers traverse the world-class Pebble deposit on their way back to camp. In addition to 57 billion pounds of copper, 71 million oz of gold, more than 3 billion lb of molybdenum and 345 million oz of silver, the Pebble deposit is believed to host globally significant quantities of rhenium and tellurium, metals considered critical to the United States.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has decided to roll back its 2014 proposed determination that, if finalized, would have placed debilitating restrictions on developing a mine at the world-class Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum project in Southwest Alaska.

Pebble Limited Partnership, the company that is advancing Pebble through permitting, hailed this decision to scrap the proposed...



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