Husky 1 North Dry Ridge Mine

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Status

The Husky 1 North Dry Ridge Mine Project Canyon Mine Scoping process for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was initiated in late December 2020. This is another open pit phosphate mine on Forest Service managed land between Soda Springs, Idaho and Afton, Wyoming. This mine, if approved, will further fragment the Corridor, destroy wetlands, wildlife populations, and plant communities while polluting streams in the region with heavy metals. The mine will also cause noise and safety concerns that not only affect wildlife, but also humans.  Y2U, the Alliance for the Wild Rockies and Native Ecosystems Council submitted scoping comments for the development of the DEIS on January 19th, 2021. 

Work Plan:

  • Upon release, Y2U will address whether the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) adequately analyzed the potential environmental impacts of the project and addressed potential alternatives.

  • Y2U will submit comments on the DEIS.

  • Y2U will file an Objection if the FEIS and ROD does not adequately analyze the potential environmental impacts of the proposed project and potential alternatives.

  • Y2U will seek legal representation to litigate violations of the intent of NEPA, NFMA/FLPMA and the CWA.

  • Y2U will continue to monitor the impact of this project on wildlife and habitat.

Expected Outcome:

Unknown at this time.

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