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June 28, 2021 | Legal Document

Notice of Appeal Challenging Donlin Mine Water Certificate Approval

The Orutsararmiut Traditional Native Council (ONC) filed a Notice of Appeal in Alaska Superior Court in Anchorage, challenging Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Jason Brune’s decision to uphold a water-quality permit.

June 2, 2021 | In the News: Indian Country Today

The State of Alaska Stands by Decision on Donlin Gold Mine

Olivia Glasscock, Attorney, Alaska Office, Earthjustice: “There is no mine on Earth of this size or type that has ever succeeded in not contaminating surrounding waters, and Donlin will be no different. Earthjustice will continue to challenge this short-sighted plan, which would rob an entire region of a priceless river only to line the pockets of mine developers.”

May 27, 2021 | Legal Document

DEC Commissioner's Decision Donlin Mine

A commissioner from the Department of Environment and Conservation in Alaska rejected a ruling from an administrative law judge finding that a water quality certificate should not have been issued for the Donlin Gold mine.

May 14, 2021 | Case

Protecting the Menominee River from the Back Forty Mine

The Back Forty project is an open-pit mine and minerals-processing facility proposed by Aquila Resources, Inc. The site borders the Menominee River and is located within a Menominee cultural landscape that includes tribal burial grounds, ancient agricultural sites and ceremonial sites of cultural significance to the Menominee Tribe.

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