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By Shane Lasley
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Pebble could be a vital US metal supplier

Exiting NEPA will advance Alaska project a step closer to goal North of 60 Mining News – July 24, 2020


Last updated 8/6/2020 at 4:26pm

Wind Solar renewable energy requires metals at Pebble Alaska


Renewable energy is driving new demand for the copper, molybdenum and silver that would be produced at a future Pebble Mine. According to the USGS, the Pebble deposit also hosts an enormous endowment of tellurium, a metalloid being used for emerging solar energy technologies.

With the federal permitting process coming to a close, it is becoming increasingly likely that a mine developed at the world-class Pebble project in Southwest Alaska could become a significant domestic source of copper, gold and other metals demanded by America's manufacturing sectors.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the lead federal regulator for permitting the Pebble Mine under the National Env...

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