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Alaskans deserve a fair chance to weigh in on Pebble Mine

By Rep. Andrew Josephson

March 05, 2019
Tuesday PM

Twenty members of the Alaska House of Representatives signed a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requesting an extension of the deadline for Alaskans to weigh in on the Pebble Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

USACE currently plans an inadequate 90-day public comment period. Given the significant impacts the Pebble Project would have on Bristol Bay, Alaskans should have at least 270 days to comment.

“The Pebble Project would have far-reaching impacts on both the commercial and the subsistence economies of the region,” the letter states. “It is, arguably, the most important proposed Alaska project of our time. Alaskans deserve a fair chance to weigh in on it.”

U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan have also called for an extension of the public comment period.

Rep. Andrew Josephson
Anchorage, Alaska

Letter: March 1, 2019 letter from 20 state lawmakers to USACE pdf



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Received March 05, 2019 - Published March 05, 2019

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