Pebble Mine lawsuit against EPA dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed a mining company’s lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) potential limitations to the Pebble Mine in Alaska.
Judge H. Russel Holland of the United States District Court in Alaska ruled that the lawsuit filed in May is premature because the EPA has not taken final action against the proposed mine.
Northern Dynasty Ltd., owner of the Pebble Partnership that is developing the mine, filed the lawsuit after the EPA decided in February to move forward and consider whether to block the mine.
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