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July 28, 2020

Pebble Mine developer says the project could receive a permit decision this summer

  • Opponents called the environmental review inadequate and scientifically lacking.
  • By BECKY BOHRER
    Associated Press

    JUNEAU, Alaska — A proposed copper and gold mine that critics fear would imperil a major U.S. salmon fishery got a boost Friday with the release of an environmental review that the developer of the Pebble Mine sees as laying the groundwork for key federal approvals as early as this summer.

    The environmental review released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers suggested the Pebble Mine in southwest Alaska's Bristol Bay region would not have a measurable effect on fish numbers.


     
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