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July 27, 2020

Army Corps environmental review says Pebble Mine would not highly impact fish

By BECKY BOHRER
Associated Press

JUNEAU, Alaska — The developer of a proposed copper and gold mine near the headwaters of a major U.S. salmon fishery in southwest Alaska believes it's on track to win key federal approvals, with the release of an environmental review suggesting the Pebble Mine would not measurably impact fish numbers.

Critics called the review by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers inadequate. The review “is not the thorough, science-based assessment that we were promised,” Frances Leach, executive director of United Fishermen for Alaska, said in a release.


 
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