The Canadian mining company Midas Gold has an ambitious proposal for its Stibnite Gold project. They want to divert the East Fork of the South Fork of the Salmon River, dig an open-pit mine under the riverbed and dam tributaries with waste rock and pilings. Previous mining at Stibnite created toxic pollution that contaminates the river to this day. ICL believes the mine’s proposed plan still appears to pose unacceptable risks to clean water and fisheries.
The U.S. Forest Service is looking at the proposal to determine issues of concern, and they are now taking comments—so it’s time for people to weigh in and have their voices heard! The Forest Service is holding several open houses including this one. This is a great opportunity to bring questions and share your comments.