Day: December 5, 2017

Update: BLM faces lawsuit over permitting for mineral exploration near Haines

The United States Bureau of Land Management is facing a lawsuit centered around permitting for a mine exploration project near Haines. The Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan and three conservation organizations filed a complaint against BLM Monday. The Canadian company Constantine Metal Resources is conducting mineral exploration, known as the Palmer Project, about 35 miles north of Haines. In 2016, BLM approved Constantine’s plan to expand exploration operations at the site. The agency conducted an environmental assessment and received public comments. It found potential environmental impacts to be insignificant and gave Constantine the go-ahead. This year, the company...

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