Judge Slams Forest Service Over Idaho Mining Project

Law360, New York (August 30, 2012, 6:12 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Wednesday set back a proposed mineral mining project in Idaho, ruling the U.S. Forest Service violated the National Environmental Policy Act when it failed to properly study the operation’s effects on groundwater in the area before giving its approval.

Environmental groups Idaho Conservation League, Idaho Rivers United and Golden Eagle Audubon Society have challenged the Forest Service’s February 2011 approval of the CuMo mining exploration project in Grimes Creek, located in the Boise River watershed within the Boise National Forest in Idaho....
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