Past Activity related to General Moly Inc. (formerly Idaho General Mines, Inc.)
- IGMI acquired a 50% interest in the Mount Margaret deposit
- March IGMI submitted application for a hardrock mining lease
- April CFC organized coalition opposing mine
- September CFC and coalition submit public comments on mine application
- June Castle Rock passed resolution opposing the mine
- September Kelso passed resolution opposing the mine
- March Draft Environmental Assessment Released
- May CFC and 16 coalition partners submitted EA comments
- January Longview passed resolution opposing the mine
- February Over 33,000 public comments submitted to BLM – 99% opposed mine
- April BLM denied lease application (Win #1)
Past Activity Related to Ascot Resources Ltd.
- March Ascot Resources purchased mineral rights from General Moly
- Spring Forest Service approved Ascot‘s drilling plan without EA
- August Ascot began exploratory drilling (see photos of the 2010 drilling here)
- February Ascot submitted proposal for two prospecting permits
- July CFC filed complaint requesting full environmental review and injunction
- July Forest Service suspended concurrence for drilling and halted drilling operations
- October Ascot requested withdrawal of concurrence letter and NEPA review through BLM
- October Case Dismissed (Win #2)
- November Ascot amended permit application and submitted to BLM
- December Senator Cantwell supported our efforts with a letter to the Forest Service and BLM
- February CFC appealed decision
- March USFS denied administrative appeal
- May CFC formally filed a complaint in federal district court against the BLM and Forest Service
- June Ascot intervened in the case
- July Judge ruled in favor of Task Force on the majority of our legal claims and issued a judgment declaring the prospecting permits illegal
- September Ascot filed notice of appeal
- October BLM and Forest Service filed placeholder notice of appeal
- December Forest Service, BLM, and Ascot Resources voluntarily dismissed their appeals of the court decision invalidating permits for the Goat Mountain mining exploration project. (Win #3)
- Ascot Resources begins working with the BLM to improve their permit application and prepare a new Environmental Assessment for exploratory drilling.
- January BLM and Forest Service released Goat Mountain Hard Rock Prospecting Permit Application’s Modified Environmental Assessment for public comment.
- 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 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. 45-day objection period begins.