BLM issues final studies on Leeville, Gold Quarry

A Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to further analyze the cumulative effects of Newmont Mining Corporation’s Leeville Project in Eureka and Elko counties, Nevada, was released to the public last week.

The 30-day public review period ends August 2nd.

The Final impact statement prepared by the Bureau came in response to a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit four years ago, that found BLM analysis of some of the cumulative effects of the Leeville project insufficient. Other than that point, the Ninth Circuit upheld the BLM environmental analysis.

Read the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement online or obtain a printed copy or a CD by calling the BLM at 775-753-0200.

For questions or information about the Leeville Project or the Final SEIS, call Janice Stadelman at (775) 753-0200, or email: Janice Stadelman@blm.gov.

The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations, which they accomplish by managing outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.

See Also the Elko Daily story on this cubject.