Judge Denies Request To Delay Michigan Mine
October 2011 by John FlesherManderfield’s ruling opens the way for Kennecott Eagle to begin blasting. The company has declined to say when it will start. A spokeswoman said drilling would begin “in the coming weeks".
- New Deputy Secretary of Interior
- Case against dredger allowed to proceed
Judge Ochoa went so far as to call the California permit scheme “unenforceable.”
• Partial win for miners
• California suction dredging
• Feds continue to push for more public lands
• Idaho suction dredging
While the Water Board documented the selenium levels in fish and noted they exceed the levels of mercury, they have yet to acknowledge the numerous scientific studies that show selenium effectively neutralizes the effects of mercury.
To reach this goal, our federal government would need to designate another 45.7 million acres as protected lands every year.
Besides the EPA issue, our major priority is to work on the proposed amendment to the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act (S 145), a bill proposed in the Senate by US Senator Dean Heller (R-Nevada).
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