EPA Braces For Legal Challenge After Vetoing Controversial Pebble Mine

January 31, 2023
EPA officials are bracing for a legal challenge from Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy (R) and other critics of its just-issued final determination to “veto” the controversial Pebble Mine project in Bristol Bay, AK, while also pushing back on critics’ concerns that the rare Clean Water Act (CWA) action could set a precedent for other, similar projects. EPA Administrator Michael Regan emphasized during a Jan. 30 press briefing that there is a “sound record” and strong science backing the agency’s final...

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