Tag: copper

Trump Administration says Massive Alaska Gold Mine Won’t Cause Major Environmental Harm, Reversing Obama

July 24, 2020 By Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis The Washington Post
Trump officials concluded Friday that a proposed gold and copper mine in Alaska — which would be the largest in North America — would not pose serious environmental risks, a sharp reversal from a finding by the Obama administration that it would permanently harm the region’s prized sockeye salmon.

EPA Opts Not to Delay Controversial Alaska Mine For Now

May 29, 2020 By Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis The Washington Post
A top official at the Environmental Protection Agency informed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Alaska late Thursday that the EPA would not formally object at this point to the proposed Pebble Mine, a massive gold and copper deposit where mining could damage the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery.

Deep-Sea Mining’s Environmental Toll Could Last Decades

May 1, 2020 By Alex Fox Smithsonian Magazine
Deep-sea mining, which requires extracting minerals and metals from the seafloor, has scientists and environmentalists worried because a growing body of research suggests its environmental damages are likely to be long-lasting and severe. New research published this week underscores these risks, finding that deep-sea microbes may take half a century to recover from the disturbance of mining