St. Helen's Mine EA released - Comments due April 12th
21 Mar 2007 04:39 GMT
(Wed, 14 Mar 2007) Friends, The BLM and U.S. Forest Service released an Environmental Assessment today outlining their preliminary decision to grant a lease to Idaho General Mines for land north of Mount St. Helens. They are proposing to lease 217 acres of the approximately 900 acres the company was hoping to lease, while leaving the option for leasing the remaining 600 + acres for a later date. They are not allowing any activity on the ground and are requiring the mining company to apply for a permit (which will require a new environmental review) for exploration. You can view the EA at www.blm.gov/or/index.php
<b>We have until April 12th to flood the BLM & U.S. Forest Service with comments asking them not to grant this lease.</b> Comments can be sent to the address below.