Backers of Alaska Mine Project Seek to Advance Effort

Juneau, AK (AP) - The Pebble Limited Partnership is submitting a permit application for the proposed Pebble Mine with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is near a major salmon fishery in the Bristol Bay region.

Pebble seeks to submit the application on Friday

The project got a boost when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as part of a legal settlement with Pebble, announced plans to lift restrictions proposed by the Obama administration on development in Alaska's Bristol Bay region.

The region produces about half of the world's sockeye salmon.

Critics say the mine is far from a done deal.

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