Environment & Energy Report

Pebble Mine Comment Period Not Changing Yet, Army Corps Says

March 20, 2019, 11:54 PM

The Army Corps of Engineers hasn’t heard any “compelling” reasons to extend the comment period for a massive planned gold and copper mine in Alaska, an agency spokesman told reporters March 20.

The Corps’ decision to stick to its original 90-day comment period comes as a welcome development for Pebble Mine’s backers and a stinging rebuke to the Alaska natives and environmentalists who have asked for more time.

The agency could still change its mind for the draft environmental impact statement‘s comment period at any time before it ends on May 30, said Shane McCoy, program manager...

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