Government blocks proposed mine that threatened Alaska salmon fishery

Denial of permit to controversial Pebble gold and copper delights environmental and indigenous rights activists

The Trump administration on Wednesday denied a permit for a controversial gold and copper mine near the headwaters of the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery in south-west Alaska.

The army corps of engineers said in a statement that the permit application to build the Pebble Mine was denied under both the Clean Water Act and the Rivers and Harbors Act.

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Source: theguardian