EPA Reopens Struggle Over Coeur's Gold Mine Permit

Law360, New York (July 20, 2009, 5:55 PM EDT) -- After a long struggle, Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp. thought it had finally gained permission to dump tailings from a gold mine into an Alaskan lake when it won a case in June before the U.S. Supreme Court. Now, however, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is asking the Army Corps of Engineers to take yet another look at the matter.

In a letter dated July 14, Seattle EPA acting Deputy Regional Administrator Michael Gearheard called for an eight-month review process, which would prevent work from taking place...
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