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Murkowski: Pebble Should Provide More Specifics
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is pressing for more details from officials behind a proposed mine project near the headwaters of Bristol Bay.
JUNEAU- U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is pressing for more details from officials behind a proposed mine project near the headwaters of Bristol Bay.
Murkowski, in a letter to officials behind the proposed Pebble Mine, says lack of a mine plan has led to anxiety, frustration and confusion in many communities. The timeline for releasing project specifics and possibly moving into permitting has slipped several times over the last few years. The current target is to move into permitting this year.
Murkowski has opposed any effort by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to preemptively veto the proposed mine. She says that would deprive government agencies and others of the specifics needed to make an informed decision.
But she says failure to describe the project and submit permit applications has the same effect.