In a surprise announcement Wednesday, the Trump administration denied a permit for the Pebble Mine in southwest Alaska, according to APM. The proposed open-pit gold and copper mine would have been one of the largest in North America.
At many points during the Trump presidency it has appeared that the permit was certain to be granted. But the Army Corps of Engineers determined the mine plan would not comply with Clean Water Act guidelines and that the project is not in the public interest.
Pebble Limited Partnership said it will likely appeal the decision. However, the incoming Biden administration is likely to oppose the project, as the Obama administration did.