Mr. Bogert brings strong Federal & State Regulatory Background to Midas Gold and the Stibnite Gold Project
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - Midas Gold Corp. (MAX:TSX / MDRPF:OTCQX) (“Midas Gold” or the “Company”) today announced that Midas Gold Idaho, Inc., (“MGII” or “Midas Gold Idaho”) has appointed L. Michael Bogert as General Counsel of MGII, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Midas Gold Corp. and the operating company for the Stibnite Gold Project in central Idaho.
“We welcome Michael Bogert into his new role and look forward to benefitting from his expertise in the Federal regulatory system, and his considerable experience at the State and Federal levels, to Midas Gold Idaho,” said Stephen Quin, President and CEO of Midas Gold Corp. “We look forward to continuing the relationship built over the two years he served on the board of directors of Midas Gold Corp., where his insight and experience on the regulatory process in the US was invaluable.” Mr. Bogert stepped down from the board of Midas Gold Corp. earlier in the month to facilitate his transition to the position of General Counsel.
“As a native Idahoan, Mr. Bogert’s appointment continues to best reflect the needs and values of Idaho,” said Laurel Sayer, President & CEO of Midas Gold Idaho. “His appointment reflects MGII’s commitment to bring the perspectives of Idahoans at all senior levels of the Company as we work together to advance the Stibnite Gold Project through permitting of the Plan of Restoration and Operations.”
Michael Bogert joins Midas Gold Idaho, Inc. as General Counsel from his previous position as a shareholder of Parsons Behle & Latimer’s Boise and Washington DC offices. Mr. Bogert is the former Counselor to U.S. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, the former Regional Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) Region 10 office in Seattle and the former Counsel to the Governor of the State of Idaho. As Counselor to Secretary Kempthorne, Mr. Bogert advised the Secretary on various policy issues in the areas of endangered species and served as the Secretary’s lead policy negotiator on Tribal water rights settlements. As the Regional Administrator for EPA Region 10, Mr. Bogert was responsible for leading EPA’s partnerships with the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska, as well as the 271 Federally recognized Tribes in EPA Region 10. He has also previously served on the Board of Directors of a publicly-traded mining company, in addition to the two years he spent on the board of Midas Gold Corp.
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About Midas Gold and the Stibnite Gold Project
Midas Gold Corp., through its wholly owned subsidiaries, is focused on the exploration and, if warranted, site restoration and development of gold-antimony-silver deposits in the Stibnite-Yellow Pine district of central Idaho that are encompassed by its Stibnite Gold Project. As operator of the Project, Midas Gold’s subsidiary, Midas Gold Idaho, Inc. is a modern mining company that believes that industry and the environment can work together. Commencing in 2009, Midas Gold defined a world-class deposit of gold and antimony in an area in need of serious environmental repair. The Stibnite Gold Project, as proposed in the Plan of Restoration and Operations currently being reviewed by regulators, would restore the site, create economic opportunity and benefit the surrounding communities.