|Posted by nationalforestlawblog on August 31, 2011 at 8:20 PM|
Courthouse News Service reports on the government's suit to stop alleged illegal mining by Roirdon Doremu within the Nez Perce National Forest in Idaho. A copy of the complaint can be found here. According to the government, Mr. Doremu's mining has created "pollution" resulting in environmental damage. The "pollution" alleged by the government is as follows: "The excavated material spoils pile and 'run-out' area from the slope extend approximately 100 feet from an unnamed tributary of Steckner Creek. A wetland area near a tributary of Steckner Creek was filled with material excavated from the hill slope. Turbid water had seeped from the spoils pile and flowed down an old road bed to a wet area adjacent to the Steckner Creek tributary."