Pebble Limited Partnership’s lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency will continue as a federal judge Thursday morning denied the agency’s motion to dismiss.
Pebble Limited Partnership and the Environmental Protection Agency argued in court May 28 whether the agency violated federal law in developing the Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment, which is the basis for its effort to block Pebble mine.
Alaska’s miners are doing okay, at least those with producing mines. That trend seems likely to continue into the new year. But developers of new mines seem to be stuck, bogged down by a poor global investment climate in mining, and that seems likely to continue as well.