"Anglo American Pulls Out of Proposed Pebble Mine"

"WASHINGTON -- British mining giant Anglo American is abandoning its effort to develop Alaska's Pebble Mine, leaving Canadian explorer Northern Dynasty Minerals alone in its attempt to push through the massive and controversial project."

"Anglo American's decision to withdraw comes as scrutiny grows over the impact the mine would have on the world's best-remaining run of wild salmon.

Northern Dynasty is vowing to press forward on the mine. But it's questionable how far the company can go without the finances of a big partner like Anglo American.

Northern Dynasty spokesman Sean McGee said the company has the financial ability to get the project through the next step of seeking state and federal permits."

Sean Cockerham reports for the Anchorage Daily News September 16, 2013.

SEE ALSO:

"Digging Out" (OnEarth)

"Major Partner Quits Pebble Project in Southeastern Alaska" (Greenwire)

Source: Anchorage Daily News, 09/17/2013