Environment & Energy Report

House Democrats Press for Details on Alaska Mine Permit Process

Oct. 23, 2019, 7:40 PM

House Democrats will be asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide detailed information on how it reached a preliminary finding that the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska won’t be harmful to the environment.

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) will follow up with the Corps both in person and in writing to evaluate the mine’s permitting and to explore apparent gaps in the process, according to a Democratic aide to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.

A hearing of the subcommittee on Oct. 23 came as Corps is preparing a final environmental impact statement that...

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