US Supreme Court declines to review suction dredge mining case

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.

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