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1/17/2017 - Commenting Extended to April 17, 2017

The Coeur d'Alene Basin Natural Resource Trustees have extended the public review and comment period for the Draft Restoration Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DRPEIS). Read more...

11/10/2016 - Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Impact Statement Available For Public Review and Comment

The Restoration Partnership is seeking public comment on the Draft Coeur d’Alene Basin Restoration Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). Read more...

07/29/2013 - Restoration Partnership Extends Public Scoping Deadline to August 27, 2013

Coeur d’Alene, IDAHO – Local residents have an additional 15 days to provide input to the Restoration Partnership on the development of a restoration plan for the Coeur d’Alene Basin. Scoping began June 13, 2013 and now ends August 27, 2013. Read more...

06/12/2013 - Restoration Partnership Engages in One of the Largest Restoration Efforts in Idaho History

Coeur d’Alene, IDAHO– Local residents can help shape natural resource restoration in the Coeur d’Alene Basin by providing comments and suggestions to the Restoration Partnership. The Partnership is developing a strategic plan to return natural resources harmed by past releases of mine waste contamination to a healthy condition. Read more...

06/04/2013 - Restoration Partnership Announces Dates and Locations of Open House Meetings

Coeur d’Alene, IDAHO – The Restoration Partnership has announced the dates and locations of the public open house meetings. The open house meetings are a key part of garnering public involvement regarding the development of a Restoration Plan for the Coeur d’Alene Basin. Read more...

09/08/2011 - Court Approves Historic Settlement to Clean up Coeur d’Alene Basin in Idaho

A historic settlement was approved today by U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge in Idaho, resolving one of the largest cases ever filed under the federal Superfund statute.

Under the settlement, Hecla Mining Company will pay $263.4 million plus interest to the United States government, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and the State of Idaho to resolve human health and environmental claims resulting from the release of wastes from Hecla’s past mining operations throughout the Bunker Hill Mining and Metallurgical Superfund site in the Coeur d’Alene Basin in northern Idaho. Read more...

12/10/2009 - Settlement Brings Millions of Dollars for Coeur d’Alene Basin Clean-up and Restoration

Millions of dollars will go toward correcting more than a century of mining pollution in Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene Basin under the terms of an environmental damage settlement announced today by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.

The settlement, the largest bankruptcy settlement for natural resource restoration in U.S. history, awards approximately $79.4 million to partially restore natural resources in Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene Basin damaged by the mining operations that gave the basin the name “Silver Valley.” In addition, $28.9 million will be held by the Successor Coeur d’Alene Custodial and Work Trust to be used to perform work selected by the Environmental Protection Agency as part of its comprehensive remedy at the Coeur d’Alene Site and prioritized by Interior and USDA/FS as co-Natural Resource Trustees. Read more...