Jim Steinmann: Mine jobs – Harsh, few, and not for locals
Rise Grass Valley, a junior mining company with a questionable background, wants to reopen the Idaho-Maryland Mine in Grass Valley, CA.
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.
Both a Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) and an Economic Impact Report have been published. Nevada County Supervisors are expected to make a decision about the project in a few months.
The FEIR includes significant and unavoidable environmental impacts that endanger this community's health and quality of life, including traffic, noise, and aesthetics. There are also serious deficiencies in the FEIR that put the County’s air, water, and more at even greater risk. A few jobs and uncertain tax revenues just aren't worth the risk.
Learn from experts and business leaders in the MineWatch Coalition.
Read the one-pager with
top reasons to say no to the mine.
Read a bit more about why the County should deny the FEIR and the project.
See why the results of the Economic Impact Report were questionable.
Read an email or two a month to keep up with the latest project news and learn about volunteer opportunities. We won't share your info.
Write a letter. Tell Nevada County Board of Supervisors (BOS) and Planning Commissioners to Just Say No to the Mine. Send a letter.
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