The proposed Pebble Mine project has long been a source of controversy in Alaska. It's faced scrutiny nationally, too, as as each presidential administration has taken its own look at the plan to build an open-pit copper and gold mine at the headwaters of Bristol Bay.
Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency dealt the latest blow to the project.
So, what makes this new twist different from the others?
KDLG reporter Izzy Ross has been following the Pebble Mine project from Dillingham. She says the EPA’s announcement could have more permanent implications for the project.
But, she says, it doesn't mean the end just yet.
Thanks to Izzy Ross for the update.
You can read her story, and KDLG's other Pebble coverage, at KDLG.org.