Forest Service Denies Idaho Drilling Plan Appeal

Law360, New York (May 18, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT) -- Mosquito Consolidated Gold Mines Ltd. said Tuesday that the U.S. Forest Service denied an appeal challenging the company's exploratory drilling program in the Boise National Forest in Idaho, allowing it to begin the work in June.

The Idaho Conservation League, the Idaho Chapter of the Sierra Club and two other conservation groups that appealed an environmental assessment for the CuMo Exploration Project have raised concerns about its impact on the Boise River watershed, which is a source of drinking water.

Mosquito's five-year project includes 10.2 miles...
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