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Biden Administration to Ban Mining Waste Disposal from Alaska’s Bristol Bay

HeadlineMay 26, 2022

The Biden administration says it will seek to ban the disposal of mining waste in Alaska’s Bristol Bay, citing its authority under the Clean Water Act. The move by the Environmental Protection Agency could spell the end of the Pebble Mine project — a proposed open-pit gold and copper mine that would require constructing a massive power plant, natural gas pipeline and huge, toxic tailing ponds.

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