ENVIRONMENT

The permitting process

Kevin Shaw, senior counsel (Houston), and Dan Whitmore, counsel (Chicago) in the banking & finance practice at Mayer Brown, look at permitting issues for mining projects in the US and examine a proposed solution from the White House

Kevin Shaw and Dan Whitmore
A series of permitting issues resulted in Coeur Mining's Kensington gold mine only beginning commercial production in 2010, following a delay of 17 years

A series of permitting issues resulted in Coeur Mining's Kensington gold mine only beginning commercial production in 2010, following a delay of 17 years

For mining projects in the United States, obtaining required governmental permits, licences and approvals is a critical but typically a lengthy process. There are four categories of governmental permits,...

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