Monday, October 24, 2016

Appeals court hears case against BLM permit for Eureka Moly

Opponents of a Nevada mine project want a federal appeals court to override a Bureau of Land Management permit. The Great Basin Resource Watch and Western Shoshone Defense Project argue the permit for Eureka Moly LLC violates a water protection executive order issued by former President Calvin Coolidge, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported. They also say the agency inadequately addressed possible impacts to air quality. BLM attorney Robert Lundman said the decision was based on an environmental impact statement. “The EIS here addresses each spring and shows data by spring and that they are not important,” Lundman said. “There are 31 springs in the area and we are talking about four.”...more

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