A little more good news this holiday season.
Courtesy of Axios:
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit for the controversial Pebble Mine in Alaska on Wednesday, saying the “proposed project is contrary to the public interest,” per the New York Times.
The decision is a win for Indigenous, environmental and fishing groups who argued the proposed gold and copper mine would be detrimental to the wildlife in region, which is home to the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery.
The project was also opposed by President Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and Nick Ayers, former chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence.
The Army Corps said it had “determined that the applicant’s plan for the discharge of fill material does not comply with Clean Water Act guidelines and concluded that the proposed project is contrary to the public interest,” per NYT.
The agency added that the decision “reflects a regulatory process that is fair, flexible and balanced.”
Alaskans have been fighting this thing for 20 years now.
The Obama Administration seemed to have driven a stake through its heart, only to have hi resurrected by the Trump Administration.
Well, now it appears to finally be dead because Joe Biden has already said he would kill it once he took office.
This is a huge win for the native people of Alaska, as well as fisherman, and of course our beautiful fish.
Now we just need to keep them from cutting down our Tongass forest and from drilling in ANWR and we can call it a day.