EPA Vetoes Pebble Mine Project to Protect Bristol Bay’s Salmon Run
Using a rare veto power, the Environmental Protection Agency, issued a final determination yesterday morning to prevent the Pebble Mine project from going forward.
“After extensive review of scientific and technical research spanning two decades, and robust stakeholder engagement, EPA has determined that certain discharges associated with developing the Pebble deposit will have unacceptable adverse effects on certain salmon fishery areas in the Bristol Bay watershed,” EPA’s statement read. The EPA’s action relied on a little-used provision in the Clean Water Act, one that has been used only ...
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