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Forest Service plans public meetings on Idaho open-pit mine

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is holding public meetings on a proposed open-pit molybdenum mine a Canadian company wants to build in the Boise National Forest in central Idaho. The agency will hold meetings on Dec. 5 in Boise, Dec. 6 in Idaho City and Dec. 7 in Garden Valley. The agency is accepting comments as it prepares a supplemental environmental assessment for the mine planned by Vancouver, British Columbia-based American CuMo Mining Corp. A federal court ruling last year ordered the Forest Service to re-evaluate the potential harm an open-pit mine could cause to Sacajawea's bitterroot. About 80 percent of the known population of the plant is in the Boise National Forest where the mining company says the largest unmined deposit of molybdenum in the world is also located.

The Boise National Forest says the open house style meetings are scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the following locations:

Dec. 5, 2017 – Best Western Vista Inn at the Airport, 2645 Airport Way, Boise, Idaho

Dec. 6, 2017 – Ray Robinson Community Hall, 206 W. Commercial St., Idaho City, Idaho

Dec. 7, 2017 – Crouch Community Hall, 1022 Old Crouch Road, Garden Valley, Idaho

There’s more info online here.



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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