Feds Order Closure of Idaho Mine
February 2012 by Nicholas K. GeraniosFederal safety inspectors have ordered one of the nation’s deepest underground mines closed in northern Idaho following an investigation prompted by a series of accidents that killed two miners over the last year.
We spent our evening at some informal get-togethers at two private residences in the DC area, which provided the opportunity to talk with staff members from Congress, other agencies, and a few consultants working on public land issues. We found common ground with many of them, and found a strong ally in a former Congressman turned consultant who agreed that Mining Districts provide the smartest legal route...
Republican legislators say the funding is necessary to protect state interests...
• Court says ESA does not apply in some cases
• Comments needed for proposed critical habitat in several Western states
• EPA still trying to rewrite the Clean Water Act
• Enough already!
• Now is the time to act
Republicans and industry representatives have criticized the administration’s eleventh-hour actions to limit development and promised to seek their reversal once Obama leaves office.
• SB 637
• Public land users cry "fowl"
- November elections
- Anti-mining ballot initiative rejected in Montana
Federal and state regulatory agencies often cite mercury and methyl mercury in our waterways as a major factor for further restrictions on placer mining, and on suction gold dredge mining, in particular. However, these regulatory agencies are minimizing selenium and its neutralizing effects.
The Bawl Mill • Ask the Experts - ...Worth further investigation? • Ask the Experts - Processing sulfide ore without mercury or cyanide. • Regarding "Good Assays and Bad" • New "Employment" Category • 4 Keys to Successful Nugget Hunting • A High Price to Pay • Eolian Placer Gold • All the Gold Ever Mined... • The Basics of Geophysical Exploration • Targeted for a Tax Audit • Trying Out the New Highbanker • A Gold Mine on a Washington Beach? • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices