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After conservative backlash, Pebble Mine developers required to make new mitigation plan

The federal government is requiring the company behind the Pebble Mine to take extra steps to mitigate “unavoidable adverse impacts to aquatic resources,” delaying its final decision on the project.

A letter, dated last week but published online on Monday, follows political pressure from conservatives, including Donald Trump Jr. and Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who have rallied against the mine, which would be located at a prominent sockeye salmon fishery in Alaska.

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