The permit depends, in part, on the EA. Only the Draft Environmental Assessment has been released. I"m not sure if hte comment period is over. The process is supposed to work that the DEA comes out, there is a comment period for other agencies and the public to comment, the BLM takes all that under advisement and writes responses to the comments, and then the Final comes out and that (in this case) is when they grant or not the permit. The EA says March, so I'm thinking that it's way too soon for the final to be out. Think June-ish.
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"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri