Politics & Government

August 10, 2010 6:34 AM

Alaska Rep. Young wants to strip EPA of authority in Peeble mine deal

The opponents of Pebble, the giant copper and gold prospect in Southwest Alaska, have asked the federal Environmental Protection Agency to invoke its potent and rarely used power to block the potential mine. But U.S. Rep. Don Young late last month filed legislation seeking to strip the EPA of that authority.

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