EPA considers cancelling Clean Water Act veto on debated Pebble project, Alaska

July 11, 2017

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a pre-publication federal register notice to withdraw the July 2014 Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404(c) proposed determination that would have pre-emotively imposed restrictions on the discharge of dredged or fill material from the Pebble project, in Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed.
The EPA has agreed to initiate the proposed withdrawal as part of a May 11 settlement agreement with the project’s proponent, the Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP), a fully owned subsidiary of Northern Dynasty Minerals.

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