Later this week, the US Army Corps of Engineers, a Washington DC-based engineer division of US Army that largely focuses on civil works apart from engineer regiment, had issued its final decision on a key water permit for the dubitable Pebble Mine in Alaska that denied the project’s feasibility given the sole existence of a billion dollar Salmon fishing industry.
Nonetheless, as US Army Corps of Engineers had denied permit for Alaska’s Pebble mine and had jeopardized the entire mining project worth hundreds of billions of American dollars, the company behind the plan had vowed to appeal against the US Army decision.
US rejects permits for Alaska’s Pebble Mine as legal disputes heat up
If truth is to be told, Alaska’s Pebble Mine, which is believed to be a home to 70 million tons of gold, molybdenum and copper per year for a mining company, had been through a number of rattling court battles over the past 13 years, while the Republican President Donald Trump who is due to depart the Oval Office by January 19, had revived the mining project earlier in his term, overturning an Obama Administration decision, nonetheless, oppositions from prominent bipartisan lawmakers had denied the project and had been quoted saying that the Pebble Mining in Alaska would harm the Arctic US state’s billion dollar Salmon industry.
In tandem, as the Army Corps had denied Pebble Limited Partnership the permit for Alaska’s Pebble mine disputing the way it would handle the ecologically sensitive areas and had added that the Pebble Limited Partnership’s proposal did not comply with Clean Water Act Guidelines, Colonel Damon Delarosa, the Commander of the US Army Corps of Engineers in Alaska was quoted saying in a statement that the mining project was “contrary to the public interest”. Nonetheless, Pebble Limited Partnership said in a statement that it would appeal against the US Army verdict.