The public now has extra time to make their views known about the proposed Rock Creek Mine . . .
The U.S. Forest Service has extended the comment period for the draft environmental impact statement for the Rock Creek Mine project near Noxon.
Residents will now have until April 19 to submit comments on the proposed copper and silver project. Kootenai National Forest officials said in a press release announcing the extension that they wanted to give people more time to review the draft supplemental environmental impact because it is a “complex document.”
The draft study released in February addresses concerns about sediment control and ground water at Rock Creek.