Voters in two Alaska boroughs have approved by fewer than 40 votes a ballot initiative meant to sidetrack the massive Pebble mine prospect.
Borough officials announced late Monday night that the initiative passed on a vote of 280 to 246. The initiative changes borough law to forbid the granting of permits for any big mine that would have a "significant adverse impact" on salmon streams in the area of Bristol Bay.
Now it's headed to court.
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