- Source: Idahostatesman
US District Judge Edward Lodge ordered the Forest Service to conduct baseline groundwater studies before allowing Mosquito Gold to do further exploration drilling near Idaho City.
The Canadian mining company had hoped to build 10 miles of temporary roads, 137 drill pads and drill 259 hole as deep as 3,000 feet in the Grimes Creek area of Boise County . Its CuMoExploration Project was designed to further delineate the ore deposit it hopes will be one of the largest open pit molybdenum mines in the world.
But Lodge found that the Forest Service had acted arbitrarily and capriciously by approving drilling the without examining potential effects to groundwater.
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