NV tribes, enviros lose suit against big gold mine
A federal judge in Reno has ruled against environmentalists and tribal leaders who say the U.S. government is breaking the law by failing to protect water resources from damage caused by the biggest gold mine in Nevada. Judge Larry Hicks ruled in favor of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and...Barrick Gold Corp. over the latest challenge against Barrick's Cortez Hills' operations...The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals earlier had sided with parts of a lawsuit filed by the Great Basin Resource Watch, the Western Shoshone Defense Project and others. But Hicks said...the BLM has corrected any errors in an earlier environmental assessment and now is in compliance with all U.S. laws. A lawyer for the environmentalists says they're considering an appeal.