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EPA's proposed limits pose roadblock for Alaska's Bristol Bay mine
EPA's proposed limits pose roadblock for Alaska's Bristol Bay mine

The Obama administration proposed mining restrictions in Alaska on Friday that would protect what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency described as “one of the world's most valuable salmon fisheries,” but which critics said could effectively halt development of one of the largest open pit mines on the planet. EPA officials said they would prohibit any discharges or dredging from the planned Pebble Mine above Alaska's pristine Bristol Bay that would result in significant destruction or alteration of salmon-bearing streams, wetlands, lakes and ponds. Plans for mining copper, gold and molybdenum by the Pebble Limited Partnership call for an open pit operation...

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