EPA Moves To Restart Pebble Mine Clean Water Act Legal ‘Veto’ Process

September 9, 2021
EPA has notified a federal district court that it plans later this month to seek a remand and vacatur of the Trump administration’s decision to reverse a proposed Clean Water Act (CWA) “veto” of the controversial Pebble Mine in Alaska, saying the decision did not comply with a test recently outlined by a federal appellate court. “EPA acknowledges that it did not address the standard that the Ninth Circuit . . . determined must be met for withdrawal of a...


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