Pebble asks for injunction to stop EPA’s 404(c) process

The Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) announced Thursday it has filed a request for an injunction against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its use of the 404(c) process to seek limitations or restrictions on development in the Pebble deposit area of Bristol Bay. PLP filed its civil suit Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for Alaska against the EPA and Dennis McClerran, Region 10 supervisor, for “violating federal law.”

Earlier this month, in an interview with KDLG radio, PLP CEO Tom Collier indicated the developer was ready to litigate over EPA’s 404(c) action.

Collier stated in a press release that the EPA had “repeatedly ignored detailed comments” the developer had made regarding EPA’s actions and that the lawsuit was necessary in order to “get the Agency’s attention.”

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PLP press release

PLP legal filing

PLP interview with KDLG radio