green news, trends and environmental action

EPA Moves to Block Pebble Mine

By Tim Sohn

Anti-Pebble flag at Peter Pan cannery, Dillingham, AK, 2009

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy announced Friday that the Agency is taking the first step towards exercising its powers under the Clean Water Act to block development of the controversial Pebble Mine, a massive copper and gold deposit located in Alaska’s renowned Bristol Bay region. The move culminates more than three years of study by the Agency and potentially cuts off development of the mine before the Pebble Limited Partnership, the consortium of mining companies behind the project, has even applied for permits.

And while McCarthy stressed that the announcement …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green