February CFC and partners submitted comments on the modified EA.
March Kelso votes for a resolution saying they oppose a mine, Sen Maria Cantwell publicly opposes mine in a letter to the Forest Service.
December CFC released a video about the campaign. Watch the video here.
August The Forest Service releases a draft Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact to allow drilling within the Green River valley. 45-day objection period begins.
October CFC submits objection letter to Forest Service draft Decision Notice.
January The Forest Service releases a statement on their decision to allow the permit process to move forward. Read the statement here.
December The Bureau of Land Management releases a Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact to allow exploratory drilling within the Green River valley.
March CFC filed a complaint to the District Court of Oregon for vacatur or illegal agency decisions, declaratory and injunctive relief, commencing a lawsuit in an attempt to block the exploratory drilling permit.
April CFC filed a complaint in the District Court of Oregon for the agencies’ failure to respond to FOIA requests.
October CFC filed a brief for a motion for summary judgment in the District Court of Oregon.
November CFC filed briefs in response to Ascot and the Federal Government.
December CFC awaits a date for oral argument.
October Oral arguments were held in October.
February A Federal judge found that the prospecting permits issued to Ascot Resources by the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management violated federal environmental law. The agencies requested a stay to conduct additional environmental analysis before the court rules on remedy. The stay is in place until November 2021. Ascot has agreed that there will be no prospecting during this time.