Law Scholars Side With Tribe Fighting Nev. Mining Expansion

Law360, New York (June 14, 2012, 8:58 PM EDT) -- Experts on American Indian law on Tuesday argued in support of a Native American tribe asking the Ninth Circuit to reconsider its 2010 decision allowing the expansion of a mineral exploration project in Nevada into a tribal sacred site.

The Bureau of Land Management’s decision to grant gold mining giant Barrick Cortez Inc. a permit to mine on Mount Tenabo, sacred to the Western Shoshone Te-Moak tribe, did not meet the standards of an executive order requiring government agencies to accommodate American Indian religious needs at...
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