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Newest report condemns Pebble project

Pebble replies with same stance, all is above-board and public North of 60 Mining News - November 4, 2022

The U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee released a report accusing proponents of the proposed Pebble copper mine in Southwest Alaska of carrying out a 'bait and switch' permitting scheme designed to evade regulations and develop an open pit mine in the watershed of Bristol Bay, Alaska.

Chair of the Committee Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), and Chair of the Subcommittee on Water Resourc...


Reader Comments(1)

Eidolon writes:

It's conventional for a prospective mine to develop a 10-year economic model and mine model for review and analysis. The politicians probably don't know this. Using a 20-year mine life for permitting a larger deposit also makes sense. Even a 20-year plan relies on speculative assumptions. Pushing this beyond 20 years would be too risky for responsible planning and PR.

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