Urban Rivers

Act now to protect Boise River from massive new mine

Act now to protect Boise River from massive new mine

If American CuMo Mining Corp, a Canadian company, has its way the city of Boise will be downstream from one of the largest toxic open pit mines in the West.

CuMo is proposing to build more than 10 miles of new roads and clear 137 drill pads in the Boise River headwaters near Grimes Creek. The company hopes the nearly 3,000-acre exploration leads to development of one of the largest open-pit mines on the planet.