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By Kay Cashman
Mining News Publisher & Managing Editor 

Forest Service gives Kensington green light

Coeur's plan to develop the underground gold mine near Juneau wins federal approval; environmentalists will continue to fight


Last updated 12/26/2004 at Noon

The U.S. Forest Service has approved Coeur Alaska's plan for its Kensington underground gold mine in Southeast Alaska, releasing its record of decision Dec. 17 for the project's final supplemental environmental impact statement.

The EIS includes four different plans that were evaluated for the mine, which is about 45 miles north-northwest of Juneau in the Tongass National Forest, including Coe...

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