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By Shane Lasley
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Coeur seeks tailings solution

Supreme Court agrees to review Ninth Circuit ruling against Lower Slate Lake tailings permit; Coeur pursues alternative plan

 

Last updated 7/27/2008 at Noon



The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that invalidated tailings permits granted by federal regulators for the Kensington gold mine project in Southeast Alaska.

The appeals court ruled in May 2007 that disposal of waste generated by processing gold ore at Kensington in a nearby lake would violate the Clean Water Act and negated permits issued by the...



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