Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation

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Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation of Couer d'Alene, Idaho, is "the world's largest primary silver producer, as well as a significant, low-cost producer of gold. Coeur has mining interests in Nevada, Idaho, Alaska, Argentina, Chile and Bolivia and Australia." [1]

Coeur's Kensington Mine Project, Alaska

Coeur Alaska is developing a large hardrock gold mine in Berner's Bay, north of Juneau, Alaska. As part of the project, known as the Kensington mine, Coeur proposes to dump the mine tailings into the feshwater Slate Lake. The proposed dumping of tailings into the like is considered by environmentalists to be a dangerous precdent and a potentially significant weakening of the U.S. Clean Water Act with implications for lakes around the country. [2].

Coeur has been conducting a massive public relations campaign on Juneau. Their Vice-President, Tim Arnold, has a great folksy voice and assures people that Coeur is protecting the environment and in compliance with all environmental laws and that the environmental community (that has just won an injunction on their efforts to turn Slate Lake into a tailings pond) is "fishing without a license." Tim Arnold's wife is Liz Arnold of Pac/West Communications. Pac/West's Alaska office is located in the Arnolds' home.

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505 Front Ave,
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814
Phone: (800) 624-2824