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By A.J. Roan
Mining News 

EPA finalizes decision, blocks Pebble mine

Preemptive veto of vital energy metal mine sets precedent; causing rippling rogue wave ramifications across the country North of 60 Mining News - February 3, 2023

 

Last updated 3/2/2023 at 6:15pm

Lady Justice next to a gavel, symbolizes risky nature of EPA's Pebble decision.

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The concern with the EPA preemptive veto of Pebble lies in the potential that the agency has set a precedent to stop resource development in any state without regard to established data.

In what could be the most consequential "pollice verso" for Alaska, in a time when the federal government is seeking to shift the paradigm from more than a century of petroleum dependency to clean renewable energy, the Environmental Protection Agency issued its final determination under the Clean Water Act to help protect Bristol Bay, invariably crippling the more than two decades of effort tow...



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Reader Comments(1)

Eidolon writes:

Isn't this a takings by federal action?

 
 
 

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