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Wheeler Resigns As CdA Mines CEO

Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp. announced this morning that it named Mitchell J. Krebs as its new president and CEO and Robert E. Mellor as its board chairman. Dennis Wheeler, the Coeur d'Alene-based company's CEO for the past 25 years, resigned on July 11. He will continue to serve the company as a consultant through July of 2012. Krebs previously served as senior vice president and CFO at Coeur. He has been with the company since 1995. Mellor has been a company director since 1998 and previously was the independent lead director for the company/Journal of Business. Full Coeur press release here.

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Alaska Mine Opening Attracts Andrus

At the time Andrus’ name was mud to the “propeller-heads,” as he and former Alaska Gov. Jay Hammond described the men who wanted to carve up some of the nation’s most beautiful landscapes, no matter what the impact. But this week Andrus was in Juneau to celebrate an altogether different landmark, the opening of the Kensington Gold Mine. Andrus was on the board of Coeur d’Alene Mines for many of the 17 years the Idaho-based company worked on opening the controversial mine. So he joined his close friend CEO Dennis Wheeler in a community celebration upon the opening of the $400 million mine. “I always was supportive of mineral developments that were protective of the environment,” Andrus said in a telephone interview/Rocky Barker, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Has ex-Gov/Interior Secretary Cecil Andrus gone over to the dark side by returning to Alaska to celebrate opening of controversial mine?

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