Pebble dealt new body blow by Alaska Native groups and conservationists

An Alaska regional land trust and the top U.S. environmental nonprofit organization announced Thursday that they’d raised $20 million to purchase conservation easements near Bristol Bay, a move that will restrict the development of the Pebble Mine project.

After an 18-month fundraiser, the Conservation Fund and Bristol Bay Heritage Land Trust said they had secured the funds to buy three conservative easements near Pebble Mine, protecting 44,000 acres of land from federal development and covering a portion of Pebble Mine’s proposed mining road.

LINK (via The Washington Examiner)

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