WASHINGTON, 21 March 2013 – Last week, the US Supreme Court declined to review the 9th Circuit Court’s June 2012 decision about suction dredge mining, a decision that “effectively shuts down the entire suction dredge mining industry in the states within our jurisdiction,” according to Circuit Judge Milan Smith, Jr., in June 2012. This decision is a major victory for the Karuk Tribe and other opponents of this destructive mining technique.
Read more from several news sources:
- Karuk Tribe Press Release via Yubanet Supreme Court: ESA Trumps 1872 Mining Act
- Mineweb article US Supreme Court refuses to hear gold dredging/endangered species case
- Redding Record Searchlight article Karuk Tribe claims victory in suction dredging lawsuit