MINING NEWS: Water use bill goes back to drawing board
Some residents of Bristol Bay area say they desperately need economic development, including Pebble mine; others afraid for fisheries
By Sarah Hurst
For Mining News
A bill in the Alaska Legislature that would place severe restrictions on water use in the Bristol Bay area is undergoing revision by its sponsor, Rep. Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham. House Bill 134, was motivated by concerns about the possible development of Northern Dynasty’s Pebble mine, but many....
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