EPA chief recused from Pebble Mine

Just a slight conflict of interest.

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler has formally recused himself from agency reviews and permitting decisions on a proposed gold and copper mine near Alaska’s Bristol Bay amid criticism his former law firm represented the developer.

Wheeler promised to steer clear of matters involving the controversial Pebble Mine in an updated March 20 recusal statement, two years after his former employer, Faegre Baker Daniels, had arranged a meeting between former EPA chief Scott Pruitt and project developer Pebble.

LINK (via: Mining Weekly)

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