why stop the mine?
Risks our health
Hardrock mining is the single largest source of toxic waste in the United States. Rise Gold wants to put a heavy industrial mining plant into the middle of our rural residential community. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. For up to 80 years.
Rise Gold, a 14-year-old mining company that has never opened a mine and never made a profit, wants to re-reopen the Idaho-Maryland Mine here in Grass Valley. The Nevada County Board of Supervisors has already approved the development of an Environmental Impact Report, and may make a decision as early as 2021. Here's what's at stake.
Grass Valley gets an “F” for air quality today. The mine will make it worse with escaped dust from continuous rock crushing, loading, hauling, unloading, spreading, and compacting. With chronic lung disease deaths already at twice the state average, we can't afford any more.