"Court Allows Gold Mine To Dump Waste in Lake"

"The U.S. Supreme Court's Monday decision allowing a gold mine near Juneau to discharge its waste into a fish-bearing lake could be the final word in the long-running dispute.

But environmentalists hope that it is not.

Their lawsuit over the Kensington mine, 45 miles northwest of Juneau, fueled a bitter war between industry boosters and environmentalists in the state's capital.

Statewide, the suit cast a shadow over Alaska's mining industry, and in particular, the massive Pebble copper and gold prospect in Southwest Alaska."

Elizabeth Bluemink reports for the Anchorage Daily News June 22, 2009.

See Also:

"Court OKs Dumping Gold Mine Waste in Lake" (AP)

"Justices Say Waste Can Be Dumped in Lake" (New York Times)

"Justices OK Dumping Mine Waste Into Alaskan Lake" (Los Angeles Times)

"Miner Coeur Gets OK To Dump Waste" (Reuters)

Source: Anchorage Daily News, 06/23/2009