Must READ from Alpha Group @ Stock House.
Pruitt just took the ability of NRDC/Trout Unlimited to sue the EPA and tying this up in court for 10 years.
By not making a decision now and waiting until EIS is in hand with ACOE science backing, they have no reason to sue.This was a extremely smart and thought out play timed with the EPA release and then moments later the NDM’s release. They are in contact and working together.
We knew with the 5/12/2017 EPA settlement that no final decision until final EIS from ACOE is finished.
*****In particular, EPA has agreed it will not file a Recommended Determination under CWA 404(c) until a final Environmental Impact Statement (“EIS”) for the Pebble Project has been completed by the US Army Corps of Engineers (the “Corps”)*****