EPA to revisit Obama-era Pebble Mine ‘veto’ proposal

June 27, 2019
EPA is formally reopening its Obama-era proposal to block a Clean Water Act (CWA) permit for the long-planned Pebble Mine near Bristol Bay, AK, 18 months after suspending the proceedings under a court settlement with the mine developer, aligning that process with ongoing review of the company’s CWA permit application. Matthew Leopold, the agency’s general counsel who is the top official working on the Pebble review since Administrator Andrew Wheeler is recused, issued a June 26 memo to Region 10...

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