EPA Chief Pruitt reverses himself, signals killing Pebble Mine

Wow. Absolutely astonishing.Pressure from someone close to the administration wins the day.

The Trump administration is reviving a controversial Obama administration proposal to block a massive gold mine proposed in Alaska after previously saying it would revive the proposal.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt announced the surprise reversal late Friday, saying that the EPA now believes that the Pebble Mine project would be unacceptably harmful to Bristol Bay and its tributaries.


This doesn’t immediately kill the project, which currently needing Army Corp of Engineering approval before EPA approval.

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