A federal district court struck down the federal government’s approval of a controversial mining exploration project on federal public lands adjacent to Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. The court found that the government’s approval of the 900-acre project violated numerous federal public land and environmental laws and was not consistent with the purpose for which the land was purchase by the Forest Service – namely conservation and recreation. Washington Wild played a key role in coalition efforts to oppose mine development near Mt. St. Helens. Read The Columbian article.
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