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By Sarah Hurst
For Mining News 

Kensington case hinges on Clean Water Act

Mining company, agencies and environmentalists await ruling from Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on future of Juneau gold project


Last updated 12/24/2006 at Noon

A Panel of three judges from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco heard arguments Dec. 4 for and against tailings disposal plans for Kensington gold mine near Juneau. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Forest Service and mining company Coeur Alaska are fighting a lawsuit brought in 2005 by the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, the Sierra Club and Lynn Canal Conservatio...

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