Action Alerts

 

Constantine asks BLM approval of exploration road modification

BLM is seeking comments on a modification to Constantine’s approved exploration road along Glacier Creek in the Palmer Project. The requested 800 foot spur/extension to the already built road would dead-end at the boundary of BLM and Mental Health Trust land.
The spur road would give Constantine access to the leased Mental Health Trust land near the Palmer Deposit as shown on this map. 

Figure 3 Proposed 240 m extension to linear portion of Glacier Creek access road (includes original road route in Plan of Operations and construction to end of 2016).

Figure 3 Proposed 240 m extension to linear portion of Glacier Creek access road (includes original road route in Plan of Operations and construction to end of 2016).

  • Constantine seeks to gain access to adjoining Mental Health Trust land but does not provide any information about exploration or development plans beyond the BLM boundary.
  • Constantine does not explain how this spur road would further exploration of the mining claims.
  • Incremental permitting such as this bypasses the responsibility of BLM to conduct an environmental analysis that addresses the direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of the spur road.
  • BLM should reject the modification request due to lack of information or conduct an environmental analysis to evaluate the direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of the proposed spur road.

 
What You Can Do:      

You can review and comment on the proposed road plan modification by Sunday, May 28, 2017 here:

https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/eplanning/planAndProjectSite.do?methodName=dispatchToPatternPage&currentPageId=116681