Army Corps and Alaska Senators Raise Concerns about Pebble Mine

Yesterday, the US Army Corps of Engineers took action to delay a final decision on the Pebble Mine amid concerns about "significant degradation" to aquatic resources in the Bristol Bay area. Following this development, both US Senators for Alaska issued statements supporting the Corps' finding that a permit should not be issued. In response to these developments, WWF issued the following statement from Carter Roberts, President and CEO:

“The Pebble Mine has long threatened to devastate the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery, destroy the biodiversity of a unique American ecosystem, and undermine the lives and livelihoods of thousands of Alaska residents and Native peoples. The concerns raised yesterday by the Army Corps and the consensus of Alaska’s two Senators that a permit should not be issued are important steps in a decades-long struggle. We hope this marks the beginning of the end for this project, and we urge the EPA exercise its authority to veto the mine once and for all.”