EPA Blocks Plan for Construction of a Mine in Alaskan Wilderness

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) effectively blocked [pdf attached: EPA Final Determination] Pebble LP's proposed copper-gold-molybdenum mine construction in Alaska, finding the project would cause unacceptable harm to salmon and other wildlife in the area. The EPA used its power under the Clean Water Act to prohibit waste discharges into waters at the proposed Bristol Bay mine site and restrict discharges in a much larger area around the site, effectively rendering the project impossible.