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Alaska gold property with $100 billion lode to get lifeline from Trump EPA
By Jennifer A. Dlouhy
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
The Trump administration is throwing a lifeline to the massive Pebble Mine planned near Alaska's Bristol Bay, as regulators move toward undoing Obama-era environmental restrictions that have thwarted the project.
The Environmental Protection Agency said today it was resuming consideration of the proposed water pollution restrictions that have effectively stalled the project since they were outlined in 2014. Reconsidering the issue -- after a year-and-a-half hiatus -- is a necessary prelude to the EPA officially lifting the restrictions later.
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The EPA's action is a significant boost for Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. and Pebble LP supporters, who have called on the EPA to lift the Clean Water Act restrictions and let the proposed gold, copper, and molybdenum mine move forward. ...
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