Road-Fixing But No Gold-Digging, Judge Tells Mining Co.
Law360, New York (January 19, 2017, 7:03 PM EST) -- A mining company that unsuccessfully tried to reopen its search for gold in a protected wilderness area nabbed a partial concession Thursday, when an Idaho federal judge allowed the company to do work on two roads outside the wilderness area.
In August, the court had found that the U.S. Forest Service acted arbitrarily in allowing drilling, road reconstruction and the use of motorized vehicles and heavy equipment at the Golden Hand Mine in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Area, remanding the record of decision that authorized the work back to the agency. American Independence Mines and Minerals Co., the...
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