• Dave Harmon, PW editor

Company pulls gold mine project planned near Death Valley NP

A Canadian mining company has announced it’s suspending a proposal to expand gold mining exploration and road building on California’s Conglomerate Mesa after the U.S. Bureau of Land Management required an environmental impact statement for the project.

K2 Gold’s planned mining project in a rugged, roadless area near Death Valley National Park threatened the rare Inyo rock daisy. In February the Center and other groups formally petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect the wildflower under the federal Endangered Species Act.

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