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By Shane Lasley
Mining News 

BLM drags feet on Ambler Road decision

Announces a six-month delay on permit reevaluation decision North of 60 Mining News - May 24, 2023


Last updated 6/29/2023 at 2:07pm

A headframe from historic exploration rises above a fall landscape at Bornite.

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Bornite Camp sits atop a world-class copper-cobalt deposit at the western terminus of the proposed Ambler Road.

Despite the growing calls by Alaska Native tribal and municipal leaders for an expedited review of the Ambler Access Project, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced that it will take six extra months for it to complete a supplemental environmental impact statement for the proposed 211-mile road to the Ambler Mining District in Northwest Alaska.

"This unnecessary delay threatens a project...

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