Bear Lodge Project Public Meetings

Two public meetings where Forest Service personnel will discuss the process for submitting public comments for the Bear Lodge Project will happen in April. 

The Bear Lodge Project Plan of Operations, submitted by Rare Element Resources, Inc., proposes to develop a rare earth mine on the Bearlodge Mountains, approximately 12 miles north of Sundance, in Crook County, Wyoming on the Black Hills National Forest. 

The public will have the opportunity to comment, in writing, on the project until April 30, 2014.  Comments submitted will help the Forest prepare an Environmental Impact Statement which is a document required by the National Environmental Policy Act that describes the environmental effects of a proposed action. 

The Bear Lodge Project has three main components: 1) construct and operate an open pit mine and associated facilities on National Forest system lands and private lands within the Bearlodge Mountains in Crook County, Wyoming; 2) construct and operate a hydrometallurgical plant for further concentration and recovery of rare earth elements on private lands in Upton, Wyoming; and 3) continue mineral exploration activities by drilling and trenching on the Bearlodge Mountains, Wyoming.  

The Public Meetings will be Held: 

Monday, April 14, 2014

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Sundance Courthouse – Community Room

Sundance, Wyoming
 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Upton Community Center

Upton, Wyoming
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Topics : Environment
Location : Crook CountySundanceUptonWyoming
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