Murkowski resource report disappoints Pebble Mine opponents

    U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski.

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Opponents of Alaska’s Pebble Mine said they are disappointed with U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s wording of a bill to fund federal resource agencies.

    Alaska Public Media reported Murkowski was involved in releasing the bill that includes a passage about the mine in an explanatory report.

    The Republican senator can help determine the Pebble project's outcome because she chairs the appropriations subcommittee writing annual bills to sustain the U.S. interior department and environmental agencies.

    SalmonState Director Tim Bristol said Murkowski appears to have passed up a chance to back her October statement when she said Pebble was the wrong mine in the wrong place.

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