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Mining is our Past. Not Our Future.

Protect our air, water, and quality of life.

Stop the Idaho-Maryland Mine.

Rise Gold, a junior mining company with a questionable history, wants to reopen the Idaho-Maryland Mine in Grass Valley, CA. 

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Please join us at the Public Hearing on December 13th.  We Need A Strong Showing! Supervisors will review Rise's absurd petition for vested rights.

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why stop the mine?

Residents and businesses from all walks of life know that putting a toxic business in the middle of our beautiful community today is a really bad idea. 

Nevada County Planning Commissioners recommended a unanimous NO vote on both the project and the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR). The final decision lies with the
Board of Supervisors in a hearing yet to be scheduled.

The project includes significant and unavoidable environmental impacts that endanger this community's health and quality of life. A few jobs and uncertain tax revenues just aren't worth the risk.

The Project Can't Be Fixed

After three years of development, the Final Environmental Impact Report and project plans still don't solve several critical problems.  Read more.


26 local and state groups call for denial of the reopening of the Idaho-Maryland Mine in Grass Valley, California. In a lengthy letter to the Nevada County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors, the MineWatch Coalition cites environmental and economic reasons to deny the project. 

“…the reopening of the Idaho-Maryland Mine is not supported by a majority of Nevada County constituents. Nevada County is no longer a resource extraction county.  We have shifted onto a new 21st century green economy.  And our residents support this shift.  Are a few jobs and uncertain tax revenue worth the risk?”

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