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Army Corps Admits Pebble Mine Will Harm Bristol Bay, Delays Final Decision

"Today’s announcement by the Army Corps will help ensure we don’t rush headlong into catastrophe."

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Army Corps of Engineers has just posted a letter, dated last week, requiring the developers of the proposed Pebble Mine to undertake efforts to mitigate the “unavoidable adverse impacts to aquatic resources,” and delaying its final decision on the project. 

“Pebble Mine has always been the wrong mine in the wrong place,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “Bristol Bay is a national treasure and there is simply no way to engineer a permanent solution that prevents billions of gallons of toxic tailings from leaching or mitigates the massive wetland losses. Today’s announcement by the Army Corps will help ensure we don’t rush headlong into catastrophe. We will continue to proudly stand with the United Tribes of Bristol Bay and the hundreds of conservation organizations and outdoor businesses as we work to prevent the despoiling of one of America’s last truly wild places.”

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