Paper reports that EPA worked for preemptive veto of Pebble Project

May 5, 2014

The Washington Times reported on April 30 that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began secretly working with tribal and environmental activists to preempt a full review of the Pebble Project and veto the project before the owners’ permits could be considered.
Citing internal memos, The Washington Times reports the EPA began advocating for the preemptive veto in 2008.

“As you know I feel that both of these projects (Chuitna and Pebble) merit consideration of a 404C veto,” EPA official Phillip North wrote in an email suggesting that the mining project’s rejection be added to the agenda of an agency retreat in summer 2009,The Washington Times reported.

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