Sen. Murkowski Applauds Kensington Mine Decision
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Approves Tailings Permit With Minor Changes
“This is a decision that’s both good for the environment and Southeast’s struggling economy,” Murkowski said. “Kensington will provide hundreds of badly needed jobs and tax revenue while having a minimal affect on the environment.”
Development of the mine is expected to create more than 300 jobs and provide millions of dollars in taxes and other revenue to the
The Corps reviewed more than 8,500 public comments before issuing its decision to extend the 404 fill permit originally issued to Coeur
The Corps’ action will allow work at the Juneau-area gold mine to resume. The tailings facility is the final piece developer Coeur
Murkowski expressed her appreciation to the Corps for acting in a timely manner. Murkowski said she also appreciates the decision by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials to respect the high court’s ruling and forego further challenge of the tailings permit under the Clean Water Act.
“After years of review and legal challenges, I’m happy to see this important economic development project finally moving forward,” Murkowski said.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in June that Coeur
Officials at EPA had objected to Coeur
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