Public to have its say on Stibnite gold mine in Idaho

The United States Forest Service (USFS) and other regulators working on the review of the Stibnite gold project, in central Idaho, have released an updated permitting schedule, which indicates that the draft environmental-impact statement (EIS) will be released next month.

Once the draft EIS is released, the public will have an opportunity to comment on the project, as required by the National Environmental Policy Act.

“We are confident that the draft EIS will clearly illustrate the remarkable opportunity we have to use responsible, modern mining as both a path to restore the ecosystem at the Stibnite site, and also provide the family-wage jobs, capital investment and critical minerals our nation so clearly needs,” says Midas Gold president and CEO Laurel Sayer, adding that almost a decade of work has gone into studying, designing and improving the gold project.