EPA will not formally elevate decision-making on Pebble project permit

Today was the deadline for the EPA to submit an elevation letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as part of an established dispute resolution process between the two agencies. The EPA had been critical of the Corps’ Draft EIS and the two agencies have been meeting regularly to address those.

In a letter to the Corps today, EPA noted that the two agencies have had “very productive” discussions to resolve concerns about the project. An EPA spokesperson said that, “EPA will continue working with the Corps outside of the formal elevation process as the Corps completes its review of this proposed project.”