Alaska plans to challenge Pebble Mine CWA permit denial

January 13, 2021
Alaska is planning to file an administrative appeal of the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision in November to deny a Clean Water Act (CWA) dredge-and-fill permit for the planned Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, AK, with state officials saying the denial “has far-reaching and ominous implications” for the state’s ability to develop its resources. Gov. Mike Dunleavy (R-AK) announced the state’s plans in a Jan. 8 statement that drew praise from Pebble Mine developer Northern Dynasty Minerals Jan. 11. The...

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