Company sues USEPA over preemptive blocking of Pebble Mine

The company behind the proposed Pebble Project gold and copper mine in Alaska has filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the agency’s decision to start to block the mine before it files its application.

The Pebble Limited Partnership said in a Thursday statement that while the EPA is allowed to veto permits to dump fill or dredge in waterways, it is not allowed to do so before it receives an application.

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