October 10, 2019 / 1:33 AM / 14 days ago

IN BRIEF: Enviros sue over EPA greenlighting Alaska's Pebble Mine project

Environmental groups on Wednesday sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Alaska federal court for changing course on Obama-era restrictions that had halted development of Alaska’s Pebble Mine, a proposed open-pit copper and gold mine that could produce 70 million tons of gold, molybdenum and copper ore a year.

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and more than a dozen green groups filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska arguing that the Trump administration’s decision to lift restrictions on the site endangers wildlife.

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