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Judge tosses anti-Pebble suit against EPA

Dismisses case aimed to force agency to resume Pebble veto North of 60 Mining News – April 24, 2020

 

Last updated 9/26/2020 at 12:55pm

Pebble copper gold molybdenum mine permitting Bristol Bay Southwest Alaska

Shane Lasley

Under the tundra cover of this treeless expanse lies a world-class deposit of copper, gold and molybdenum where the Pebble Partnership hopes to develop a mine.

An attempt to legally force the U.S. Environmental Protection to keep a pre-emptive veto of the Pebble copper mine project active was thwarted in federal court on Friday.

On April 17, Alaska District Federal Judge Sharon Gleason dismissed a case brought by Pebble opposition groups that contested EPA's 2019 decision to withdraw the preemptive veto of the proposed copper-gold-molybdenum mine in S...



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