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Vol. 14, No. 4 Week of January 25, 2009
Providing coverage of Alaska and Northwest Canada's mineral industry


Mining News: High court hears Kensington Mine appeal

Potentially precedent-setting decision could define extent of EPA jurisdiction over discharges under Clean Water Act amendments

J. P. Tangen

For Mining News

On Jan. 12, 2009, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in Coeur Alaska, Inc. v. Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, generally referred to as the Kensington case. Like all complex issues, this case defies simple explanation, but there is a kernel issue which can be held up....


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