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By Shane Lasley
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Alaska to appeal Corps' Pebble decision

Says arbitrary decision sets precedent that could harm state North of 60 Mining News – January 11, 2021

 

Last updated 2/18/2021 at 5:48pm

Pebble Limited Parternship U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mike Dunleavy appeal

Pebble Limited Partnership

To mitigate the disturbance of wetlands and streams to mine the world-class deposit of metals below this treeless expanse, Pebble Partnership proposed the creation of a 112,445-acre Koktuli Conservation Area on state-owned lands to the west.

Alaska officials say the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers neglected to follow its own guidance when setting mitigations measures for Pebble and the state is appealing Army Corps' decision to deny federal permits required to develop a mine at the world-class metals deposit on state lands in Southwest Alaska.

"The flawed decision by the Alaska District creates a dangerous precedent that will undoubte...



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