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By A.J. Roan
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Alaska asks SCOTUS to undo Pebble veto

North of 60 Mining News - July 28, 2023


Last updated 8/10/2023 at 1:47pm

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The motion filed to the U.S. Supreme court by Alaska Attorney General Treg Taylor argues that EPA's veto of the Pebble copper project on state lands is an unconstitutional taking without just compensation and if the veto remains in place, the state is seeking monetary damages for breach of contract.

Seeks to protect state rights by forcing EPA to withdraw veto; if not, is asking for reparations for unjust taking.

After having its independence infringed upon by the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to exercise its veto authority under Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act to lock away 309 square miles of state lands, effectively confiscating it and creating a de facto nati...

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