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By Rose Ragsdale
For Mining News 

9th Circuit upholds Rock Creek permit

Appeals court panel said project met federal requirements; NovaGold Resources prepares gold mine for production startup by April


Last updated 1/27/2008 at Noon

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Jan. 3 in favor on all counts of a permit that allows NovaGold Resources Inc to develop the Rock Creek Mine Project near Nome. In a 29-page decision, a three-judge panel of the appeals court affirmed the June 2007 decision of the United States District Court for Alaska dismissing a lawsuit initiated by Bering Straits Citizens for Responsible Resource...

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