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Backers of Pebble Mine in Alaska cheered by favorable draft EIS from Army Corps of Engineers

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - The world’s biggest undeveloped gold and copper mining project, planned in southwestern Alaska near the largest fishery for sockeye salmon globally, moved a step closer to approval on Wednesday after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a draft environmental impact statement.


The Pebble Mine would produce 70 million tons of gold, molybdenum and copper ore a year and create a pit 1,970 feet (600 meters) deep. A new road, pipeline and power plant would be built, according to the mine plan.


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-alaska-mine/controversial-alaska-gold-copper-mine-moves-step-closer-to-approval-idUSKCN1QA041