The Forest Service is telling Atlanta Gold that it needs to post bond for cleanup of arsenic that results from the mining of gold along a tributary of the Boise River. The mine, citing the 1872 Mining Act, claims right not to do so suggesting that to do so sets an ‘unacceptable precedent.’
Atlanta Gold told to put up millions for cleanup – Rocky Barker, Idaho Statesman
‘Unacceptable precedent’ for who ? Assurances for clean water sounds like a good precedent to me.