Environmentalists all over the world have caused jobs and stopped or slowdown many mining projects. In this case it seems to me, based on what I've heard and read that the State of Idaho is much in favor for the project and that unless the federal government gets involved that this is going to be ok...The State of Idaho doesn't need or require any Federal approval for this project.... is entirely up to them. The Feds would only get involve if the was State boundaries issues or any illegal activities.