Monday, June 21, 2010
NEPA Violated By Cortez Gold Mines
TEMOAK TRIBE - The Religion Clause blog has the report 9th Circuit Says Amended Mining Plan For Sacred Mt. Tenabo Violates NEPA that begins "In Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone of Western Nevada v. U.S. Department of the Interior, (9th Cir., June 18, 2010), the 9th Circuit held that the Bureau of Land Management's approval of an amendment to a phased exploration project on sacred Indian land in Nevada violated the National Environmental Policy Act. Cortez Gold Mines, Inc. plans to explore for minerals in the area that is traditionally linked to the religion and culture of the Te-Moak and other Western Shoshone tribes."