"Alaska's Pebble Mine Project Kicks Off Permitting Process"

"ANCHORAGE, Alaska/TORONTO - The would-be developer of the widely opposed Pebble Mine copper and gold project in salmon-rich southwestern Alaska announced on Thursday it will file its first application for a permit.

The application is a milestone for a project that seemed dead during the Obama administration. Now it is moving forward under President Donald Trump, a champion of increased domestic mining.

The Pebble Limited Partnership led by Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd said it will submit an application Friday to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a wetlands-fill permit, a key authorization required under the Clean Water Act."

Yereth Rosen and Susan Taylor report for Reuters December 21, 2017.

Source: Reuters, 12/22/2017