Citizens of Alaska won big with the recent Alaska Supreme Court decision regarding decades of permitting for the Pebble Project. The Court found that the State of Alaska was wrong in issuing permits for the Pebble Project without public notice or evaluation of whether exploration activities in the Bristol Bay area were in the public interest.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals made a quick decision affirming the dismissal of Pebble’s lawsuit challenging EPA’s authority under Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act. In another case a US District Judge allowed Pebble’s lawsuit contending EPA violated the Federal Advisory Committee Act to move forward.
Three law school students have joined Trustees for Alaska for the summer to work and learn.
Trustees for Alaska pioneers effective ways to use the law in these areas.