by The Associated Press
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Canadian mining giant Teck Resources Ltd. says environmental and aboriginal groups have appealed a decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to renew a permit for the company's Red Dog Mine in northwest Alaska.
Teck said Wednesday that several environmental and tribal groups appealed the EPA's renewal of a water discharge permit for the mine. Teck says the entire permit will be stayed.
The appeal was filed by the same groups that last month challenged a decision by the State of Alaska certifying that the same permit complies with the state's water quality standards.