On July 18th, the EPA opened a 60-day public comment period soliciting input about their intention to preemptively place restrictions on development of a mine at Pebble. The public comment window closes on September 19th, 2014.
The Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposal that would place conditions on mine development at Pebble. While the agency chose not to preemptively veto the Pebble Project, the EPA favors imposing specific conditions on future development, prior to any permits being filed—a step the company believes the agency does not have statutory authority to pursue.
The Pebble Partnership (PLP) filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for Alaska. PLP seeks an injunction to stop the federal agency’s move to pre-emptively veto the Pebble Project under Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act.
The Wall Street Journal editorial piece entitled “Exposing the EPA” from 13 May 2014 documents the EPA’s preemptive attempt at blocking the Pebble Mine project.
A six-page brochure that summarizes top-level findings from the 60-page IHS Global Insight study regarding economic impact, employment and revenue in Alaska and the Lower 48. View the Economic Study Summary »
A recent economic study, authored by IHS Global Insight, shows a wide range of substantial economic impacts development of the Pebble deposit could pose for the state of Alaska and the nation. View the IHS Global Insight Report »
Key points from the economic study can be seen in an infographic produced by Visual Capitalist. View the complete infographic »