Broad recognition of Bristol Bay’s value leads to federal rejection of Pebble permit


Speaker: ‘I strongly support resource development in Alaska but adamantly believe projects should be done the right way’

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ANCHORAGE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today announced the denial of a permit for the proposed Pebble Mine, saying that the agency has “determined that the applicant’s plan for the discharge of fill material does not comply with Clean Water Act guidelines.”

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Speaker Bryce Edgmon, whose district encompasses Bristol Bay, and Rep. Louise Stutes of Kodiak released the following statements in response to the decision:

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“I strongly support resource development in Alaska but adamantly believe projects should be done the right way. That requires meaningful local engagement and buy-in. We thank Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and others within the federal government for standing up for Bristol Bay against the proposed Pebble Mine.”
House Speaker Bryce Edgmon (I-Dillingham)

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“It’s nice to see such an important decision from the federal government in response to the broad recognition of the value of the Bristol Bay’s pristine wilderness and world-class salmon fishery to Alaska, the United States, and the world.”
Rep. Louise Stutes (R-Kodiak)

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Austin Baird
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Alaska House Majority
(907) 465-6791
Austin.Baird@akleg.gov

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