Pebble Bulletin - Drastic Regulatory Overreach Dangerous to U.S. Economy
A Potential Copper Bonanza Runs Afoul of the EPA
“If the EPA reinterprets existing law—Section 404 of the Clean Water Act—and grants itself unilateral authority to stop the permitting process before it begins, Pebble Mine won’t be the only project in its cross hairs, and copper won’t be the only metal.” So states Daniel McGroarty, American Resources Policy Network, in a recent Op-Ed featured in the Alaska Business Monthly.
Another Group Under Fire for Abusing EPA Comment Process
Environmental group Earthworks is under scrutiny for directly copying language from another petition and generating the majority of more than 7,500 signatures from people living outside the United States. Senator David Vitter (R-Louisiana) accuses the group of “shenanigans intented to skew the public’s input.”
Vitter says Earthworks’ tactics disrupt the regulatory process and “actually worsen the procedural issues.”
Posted: July 17, 2013