Anti-Pebble Mine agenda may have originated within the EPA

The Daily Caller reports:

The idea of pre-emptively vetoing the Pebble Mine project in Bristol Bay, Alaska may have come from the Environmental Protection Agency itself.

The agency claimed that native Alaskan tribes called on them to launch a study into the effects of large-scale mining in Bristol Bay. But an article published by The Redoubt last month — which has now come to Congress’ attention — suggested former EPA staffer Phil North may have urged the use of a Clean Water Act veto to prevent the mining project from even beginning…

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