Boise County Commissioners and Idaho Department of Commerce weigh in
BOISE, Idaho, October 2, 2013 — American CuMo Mining Corporation (CuMoCo) (TSX-V: MLY; OTCQX: MLYCF) is pleased to announce that the Boise County Board of County Commissioners and the Idaho Department of Commerce have expressed support for the completion of the exploration phase of the CuMo Project in written comments submitted during a Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) public comment process being conducted by the U.S. Forest Service. Letters submitted to the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) advocate for the advancement of Idaho CuMo Mining Corporation’s eight-year scientific study of the Boise County, Idaho molybdenum deposit.
Throughout part of August and September, community members have had the opportunity to attend public meetings hosted by the USFS to learn more about the current SEA and to submit comments regarding the CuMo Exploration Project. After attending the open houses in Southwest Idaho, Boise County Commissioners submitted a letter in support of the Project. The letter also contained some suggested operational considerations.
Signed by all three Boise County Commissioners — Commissioner Jamie Anderson, Commissioner Vicki Wilkins and Chairperson Barbara Balding — the letter stated, “Many citizens of Boise County expressed their desire to return to a natural resource based economy, therefore allowing the exploration of the CuMo Project is encouraged. Boise County wants to find the best solutions for all of our citizens.”
Letters of support from the Boise County Commissioners and Idaho Department of Commerce are available at www.cumoproject.com
The SEA, which was developed by USFS, resulted from an August 2012 decision rendered by Federal District Court Judge Edward Lodge in response to litigation by environmental groups. Those groups challenged the USFS’s Environmental Assessment (EA) process and its Finding of No Significant Impact relative to the CuMo Exploration Project. Judge Lodge affirmed the Forest Service process and denied four of the five claims in the environmental groups’ lawsuit. He directed that the federal agency to perform additional environmental evaluation on groundwater issues within the area under review.
“While the process has been time consuming and costly, we believe the Supplemental Environmental Assessment completes a comprehensive review of the company’s activities and fulfills commitments to date,” said Shaun Dykes, CEO of CuMoCo. “We are pleased to demonstrate that we are and will continue to be good neighbors and vigilant stewards of the environment.”
CuMoCo and its subsidiary, Idaho CuMo Mining Corporation (ICMC), believe that if scientific research supports an economically viable project, the CuMo Project could create thousands of high-paying jobs. CuMo Project team leaders are employing scientific methodology and best practices in every facet of project research and development.
The public comment period concluded on September 18, 2013. Leadership is confident that all matters have been thoroughly researched and mitigating actions have been outlined in detail. CuMo Project leaders will continue to work with USFS to support the agency’s completion of the SEA process. The company believes the SEA should be approved and exploration activities resumed.
ABOUT AMERICAN CUMO MINING CORPORATION
American CuMo Mining Corporation is a mining exploration and development company with a diverse portfolio of high potential precious and base metals projects, located in low political risk environments in North America. The Company’s primary focus is developing its Idaho-based CuMo Project, one of the world’s largest molybdenum deposits. For more information about the Company, please visit www.cumoco.com and www.cumoproject.com.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of
American CuMo Mining Corporation
Chief Executive Officer
For further information, contact:
Shaun Dykes, Chief Executive Officer
American CuMo Mining Corporation
Tel: (604) 689-7902
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