Is this any way to run the largest proposed copper mine in the world?
A private contractor working for the Army Corps of Engineers is seeking cost estimates on the Pebble Mine to evaluate whether adjustments to the mine plan are economically feasible.
The Clean Water Act requires the Corps to identify the “least environmentally damaging practicable alternative” before issuing a dredge and fill permit, and an environmental group says the company should provide the financial data.
But Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., the Canadian company based in Vancouver that owns the mine, said in a written response to a Sept. 5 request for information that it couldn’t give cost estimates to the contractor for the mine’s exploration, permitting, development, and construction.
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