Legislative Update: Don’t Blink!

We had an electrifying week at the Statehouse! E-bikes, EVs and solar panels were some of the topics at the heart of this week’s discussion.

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Legislative Update : Wolves, Water and Wilderness

Wow – What a week! The wilderness really felt it this week as the Snake River, wolves and our National Forests were given extra attention!

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We Are the Boise River — Say No to CuMo

ICL has worked on CuMo issues for years to ensure that the Boise River watershed is protected. We still have serious concerns.

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Legislative Update: Simpson Stands Up to Shutdown … An End in Sight?

Stranger things are happening outside of the capitol than in it! We’ve got you covered from your trails to your legislative halls, and everything in between!

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The Latest on Stibnite Gold Mine

The Forest Service continues to move forward with permitting for the project. Midas Gold has been emphasizing several positive restoration outcomes, but under the current plan, these benefits could be overshadowed by permanent large-scale impacts from the mine layout.

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Out-of-State Miner Sued for Illegal Dredging in the South Fork Clearwater River

Last week, ICL filed suit in federal district court against a California miner with a history of repeated disregard for clean water laws.

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Commercial Dredge Mining in the Salmon River?

Speak up now to protect the Salmon River! Suction dredge mining damages habitat for our iconic salmon and steelhead.

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Let’s Be Careful What We Ask For

The mining industry, while it can be important locally, represents less than 1% of Idaho’s economy and is also the largest polluter in the United States, while tourism is Idaho’s third largest industry behind agriculture and technology.

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EPA’s Pruitt Comes to Idaho

Because of all the incredibly horrible press, I was expecting someone other than who I saw. I expected a bumbler and Scott Pruitt is certainly not that (well, at least when it comes to environmental rollbacks). In short, he’s a pro, and environmental policy is in for a very rough ride.

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ICL Concerned About Arsenic Pollution to Waters of East Fork Big Wood River

“The East Fork of the Big Wood River is a spectacular river stretch and our community deserves to know that everything is being done to keep the water clean.”

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