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PNS Daily Newscast -May 25, 2017 


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Public News Service - ID: Water

Conservation groups have reopened a lawsuit against Atlanta Gold over discharges of arsenic into Boise River headwaters. (John Robison/Idaho Conservation League)

BOISE, Idaho – Two conservation groups announced Thursday they are reopening a lawsuit against the Atlanta Gold Mine over discharges of arsenic into the headwaters of the Boise River from the company's mine near Atlanta, Idaho. The Idaho Conservation League and Northwest Environmental Defense

Conservation and fishing groups say four dams on the lower Snake River keep many migrating salmon from getting to Idaho. (Bureau of Land Management)

LEWISTON, Idaho - A "Free the Snake Flotilla" is floating the Snake River on Saturday, calling for the removal of four dams on the lower Snake to help improve salmon and steelhead habitat. The second annual event includes members of the Nez Perce Tribe, sport fishermen, biologists, and others who be

Grimes Creek, site of the proposed CuMo mine north of Boise. (John Robison, Idaho Conservation League)

BOISE, Idaho - A federal district judge has put the CuMo Mine project at the headwaters of the Boise River on hold for a second time. The judge ruled that the U.S. Forest Service acted arbitrarily when it issued permits for a Canadian company to explore for molybdenum, used as an alloy to make stee

The U.S. Forest Service will allow small-scale, suction-dredge gold mining on the South Fork of the Clearwater River this summer. (Idaho Conservation League)

BOISE, Idaho - Suction dredge mining will be allowed for the first time in a long time on the South Fork of the Clearwater River, French Creek and Orogrande Creek in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, as part of a new permit system announced by the U.S. Forest Service. Up to 15 miners will b

The federal government has denied permission to build a hydroelectric dam project on the Bear River. (Kevin Lewis, Idaho Rivers United)

PRESTON, Idaho - A nearly 14-year battle to stop plans for a hydroelectric dam on the Bear River near Preston is over, after a federal decision on the project on Thursday. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission denied the application by Twin Lakes Canal Co. to build a 10-megawatt dam in an area p

The Atlanta Gold arsenic removal pond has proven ineffective, according to conservation groups who have announced their intention to sue over discharges into the Boise River. (Idaho Conservation League)

BOISE, Idaho - Conservation groups announced Tuesday they plan to sue the Atlanta Gold Corporation over discharges of arsenic into the Boise River from the company's mine near Atlanta, Idaho. The Idaho Conservation League, known as ICL, and the Northwest Environmental Defense Center say that the c

Idaho's delegation in Washington scored very low on the annual League of Conservation Voters Scorecard. (ostephy/Morguefile)

BOISE, Idaho - Nada. Zip. Zero percent. That's the score received by Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and James Risch on the annual Environmental Scorecard released Wednesday by the League of Conservation Voters. Representative Raúl Labrador cast pro-environmental votes just 3 percent of the time an

Expansion of suction dredge gold mining failed to get approval Tuesday from the Idaho House Resource and Conservation Committee. (Idaho Conservation League)

BOISE, Idaho - A victory for conservation advocates as a bill to lift all state regulation on small scale suction dredge gold mining in Idaho died Tuesday in the House Resources and Conservation Committee. As written, the bill, HB 510, would have opened more than 80,000 miles of streams in Idaho t

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