DeFazio calls Corps’ Pebble Mine review ‘fundamentally flawed’

December 2, 2019
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, is urging the Army Corps of Engineers to restart from scratch its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review of the controversial Pebble Mine near Bristol Bay, AK, charging its draft analysis is “fundamentally flawed and inadequate.” DeFazio sent a Nov. 15 letter to Lt. Gen Todd T. Semonite, the Corps’ commanding military officer, detailing what he says is a list of fatal legal weaknesses in the February draft...

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