I live near Boise, and have had an eye on this for years. Honestly, this is sort of "back burner" at the moment, but there is a MUCH bigger threat that no one seems to notice.
The Chinese and Russians and Canadians are CLAIMING UP IDAHO. You can still stake claims in this state, and I have BEGGED citizens to go stake a claim - get up to 160 acres for under $200. You don't even have to work them any more, just pay an annual fee of $125. Everyone whines about "National Forest" and "BLM" thinking they own the people's land, well they will let you have it. You just have to get off your butt and do the work.
And the Chinese and Russians and Canadians are happy to fill out the forms, and gain LEGAL RIGHT TO OUR MINERAL RESOURCES.
China is not selling any more rare earth minerals or silver, AND they are here digging up ours and taking it home.
This is the article that got my posting privileges revoked:
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