Stories tagged: Rock Creek Mine
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
Montana lets mine work proceed but warns revocation possible
Montana regulators have allowed a company to proceed with exploration work for a large silver and copper mine near the Idaho border with a warning that the project’s license could …
Sun., Dec. 6, 2015
Ken Vanden Heuvel: Reform 1872 mining law to protect wilderness
Two proposed mines endanger pristine corner of Kootenai National Forest.
Tue., March 31, 2015
Hecla has eye on long term with deal to buy Rock Creek Mine
Hecla Mining Co. is poised to buy a large silver-copper deposit in northwest Montana whose location beneath a wilderness area has spurred decades of debate over whether it should be …
Thu., April 11, 2013
Ruling stalls Montana mining project
A Montana court ruling has added a legal roadblock to plans by a Spokane company to develop a large silver and copper mine in northwest Montana, including a portion that …
Wed., Oct. 31, 2012, 6:58 a.m.
Supreme Court upholds stricter permitting for Rock Creek mine
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has upheld a judge’s ruling that a mining company must go through a stricter permitting process before it can build a copper …
Wed., Oct. 31, 2012
Court: More info needed before company can mine
A Spokane Valley company will need to secure a more detailed water quality permit to develop a silver and copper mine beneath Montana’s Cabinet Mountain Wilderness. The Montana Supreme Court …
Tue., Oct. 30, 2012, 2:39 p.m.
Montana court voids permit for Rock Creek Mine
A Spokane Valley company has been dealt a setback in its effort to open a silver and copper mine beneath Montana’s Cabinet Mountain Wilderness.
Sun., Jan. 1, 2012, 7:39 p.m.
2011: Out & about
Badger Lake residents challenged and postponed an aquatic weed herbicide application proposed by other lake residents. Felt got the boot in Maryland, the first state to ban felt-soled boots for …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2011
Rock Creek decision upheld
Building a mine beneath Montana’s Cabinet Mountain Wilderness won’t imperil the region’s threatened grizzly bears, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday. The San Francisco-based court said that the …
Wed., March 31, 2010
Judge blocks Montana mining plan
BILLINGS – A federal judge on Monday blocked a proposal to dig a major new mine beneath a remote Montana wilderness area that boasts grizzly bears, rare trout – and …
Tue., March 30, 2010, 11:37 a.m.
Judge blocks Rock Creek Mine
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked a proposal to dig a major new mine beneath a remote Montana wilderness area that boasts grizzly bears, rare trout …
Fri., Dec. 5, 2008
Court voids water discharge permit for mine
The Rock Creek Mine’s plan to pump wastewater into the Clark Fork River needs a higher level of scrutiny, the Montana Supreme Court said in a ruling Thursday that voids …