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Army Corps of Engineers Denies Permit To Controversial Alaska Gold Mine

Added 11-25-20 06:07:01pm EST - “Fishermen and tribes have been fighting the mine proposal for a decade, fearing it would harm the wild sockeye salmon at the heart of the area's economy and culture.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Army Corps of Engineers Denies Permit To Controversial Alaska Gold Mine”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The view beneath the wing of a float plane as it flies over the wetlands, streams and lakes of Bristol Bay, Alaska. Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images hide caption

The view beneath the wing of a float plane as it flies over the wetlands, streams and lakes of Bristol Bay, Alaska.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has denied a permit for the massive Pebble Mine project in Alaska – a proposed open-pit copper and gold mine that would be upstream from the world's largest sockeye salmon fishery.

The Corps said in a statement Wednesday that it has determined that the plan "does not comply with Clean Water Act guidelines" and it had concluded that "the proposed project is contrary to the public interest."

Fishermen and tribes have been fighting the mine proposal upstream of Bristol Bay for a decade, fearing it would harm the wild sockeye salmon at the heart of the area's economy and indigenous culture.

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