Mining opponents threaten Alaska’s recent permitting progress

By Henry Lazenby

Northern Dynasty Minerals’ Pebble Limited Partnership said last week it was confident the US Army Corps of Engineers’ final environmental impact statement for the controversial Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum project in southwest Alaska was the last word on a 15-year saga, after President Donald Trump said the White House would review the decision in an effort to hear “both sides of the issue”.

Earlier last week, his son Trump Jr came out on social media signalling his opposition to the mega-project.

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