Mosquito Swats At NFMA Claims In Idaho Drilling Suit

Law360, New York (January 31, 2012, 3:22 PM EST) -- Claims brought against the U.S. Forest Service for allegedly violating federal environmental law in approving an Idaho drilling project are premature because the service had yet to officially approve the drilling, the mining company behind the project argued Monday.

In a brief filed in Idaho federal court, Vancouver, Canada-based Mosquito Consolidated Gold Mines Ltd. argued that the Idaho Conservation League's claim that the Forest Service violated the National Forest Management Act is premature, because a letter from the Forest Service approving the project required Mosquito to...
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