Category Archives: Metallic Mining

Share Holder Litigation Puts Spotlight On Environmental Risk

Madison Condon, JD, Fellow Earth Institute, Columbia University NY, NY   Dear Ms.  Condon:   Thank you for your stunning and seminal work accurately drawing the arc between massive investor losses and poorly developed mining projects  which manifest also in … Continue reading

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TASEKO TEETERING: ANOTHER SCHOLZ VETTED “Mining Metric Original” Accrues Ever More Potential Public Liability While It Struggles With Too Much Debt And Too Little Cash Flow

 With copper prices dropping below $2 per pound, Taseko may just be trying to keep afloat during 2016. It has an estimated $65 million USD in cash at the end of 2015, and requires approximately $2.25 per pound copper to … Continue reading

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Historic Legislative Rejection of Mining Rule Expected

It seems there is political will to reject Maine’s Mining rules but a glitch in the mining statute requires some housekeeping and most likely also suspension of the 1991 rules until the legislature has rules it can approve. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw0jCpuVRzgEQWcyTjQ3LWMxa2xGWmQwMXowS2F2d0hjU2Fj/edit?usp=sharing It … Continue reading

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A NEW STATUTORY & REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR RESPONSIBLE SULFIDE MINING: SHOULD THIS MINE BE BUILT?

In a work commissioned to guide Maine’s mining policy Dr. David Chambers, a recognized leader in building international  policy for responsible mining, has pointed to a fatal flaw in  the fabric of sulfide mining oversight in the U.S.: no one has … Continue reading

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Global Expert to Reassess Environmental Risks of Mining At Bald Mountain/ Address Limits of Modern Technology

Carr Pond “Mining Affected Area” by Craig Terrell Contact: Lindsay Newland Bowker, Environmental Risk Manager               November 12, 2013 207-367 5145         lindsaynewlandbowker@gmail.com Globally respected Geo-Physicist Dr. David Chambers has been retained  to re assess 20 years of scientific data on the … Continue reading

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Bowker Associates Calls For immediate Suspension of LUPC Rezoning Reg for Metallic Mining Citing Revelations On Risk at Bald Mountain

Via E-Letter to Nicholas Livesay Executive Director of the Department of Agriculture Conservation and Forestry  (DACF), dated October 14, 2013, Bowker Associates  has called for an immediate suspension of all rules in effect on sub district rezoning for metallic mining … Continue reading

Posted in Boliden, History of Mining In Maine, JD Irving, LUPC, Maine Mining Regulations, Maine Mining Statute, massive sulfide risk management, Metallic Mining, metallic mining zoning ordinances, Mining Regulation, NPR-S Plot, Robert Seal, Robert Seal USGS, Zoining and Landuse for Metallic Mining | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Errors & Ommissions Confusions & Vagaries In Just the first 3 sections of the Mining Rule

The following is not final/edited  comment on the Maine mining rule and addresses just  a few examples in just the first 3 sections, Applicability, Prohibitions. and Definitions .  It  is not even complete  for “definitions”.  All is not well between … Continue reading

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A Huge Mistake to Make Last Sessions Failures This sessions Holy Grail on Maine Mining Rules

October 15, 2013  Oh NO!!!! Mc Cabe doesn’t get it yet..and does NRCM???  these legislative recommendations are NO FIX and not well informed http://www.nrcm.org/news_detail.asp?news=6719 *********** Neither LD 1302 or the joint letter from many legislators to DEP requesting that certain … Continue reading

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WORD VERSION OF MAINE’S MINING RULE

Here is a word version of Maine’s mining rule which makes it much easier to review and comment using the search features of word https://docs.google.com/file/d/18EBjibFvkTBbdSLV6dvrP2iXKMCe2ivh_USb287GbBZrW-iokIRZS80aaMTb/edit?usp=sharing. The hearing before BEP is presently scheduled for October 17th, 9am, Augusta Civic center.  Further … Continue reading

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Callahan Mine Superfund Site Information Resources Directory

This directory compiled by Bowker Associates, Science & Research in the Public Interest, Stonington Maine is a compilation of scientific and narrative information on the Callahan Mine in Brooksville Maine which was designated as a Superfund site in 2001 and … Continue reading

Posted in Callahan Mine Brooksville Maine, Callahan Mine History, Callahan Mine NPRS-S ploy, Callahan Mine Superfund Site, Fred M. Beck, History of Mining In Maine, John Seal USGS, Maine Mining Regulations, Maine Mining Statute, massive sulfide risk management, Metallic Mining, metallic mining zoning ordinances, Mining In Tidal Estuary, NPR-S Plot, Robert Seal, volcanogenic massive sulfide, Zoining and Landuse for Metallic Mining | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment