Murkowski Comments on Draft EIS for Pebble Mine

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today issued the following statement after the Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) released the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the Pebble mine project in southwest Alaska.

“The Army Corps has now released a draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Pebble mine. While it will take time to review this 1,400-page document and its supporting materials, I have begun to do so and encourage all Alaskans to do the same, because it is critical for us to understand the potential impacts of this project. Those who are interested will have an opportunity to submit written comments and participate in public meetings around the state in March and April. As I have said before, we must have confidence that Bristol Bay’s world-class fisheries are fully protected, and I expect the Army Corps process to remain fair, rigorous, and transparent as Alaskans provide their views.”

The DEIS is expected to be published in the Federal Register on March 1, 2019, opening a public comment period to ensure that all Alaskans have an opportunity to weigh in. The Army Corps will also conduct public meetings across the state in March and April.  

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