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EPA Seeks Permanent Block on Pebble Mine Project in Alaska’s Bristol Bay 

HeadlineSep 10, 2021

The Biden administration moved Thursday to permanently protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed from development, including a proposed gold and copper mine that would have destroyed the world’s most productive sockeye salmon fishery. Environmentalists and Indigenous groups in the region have long fought the proposed Pebble Mine, an open-pit mine that would require construction of a massive power plant, natural gas pipeline and huge, toxic tailing ponds.

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