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All hands on deck! Join us at the County's Public Hearing for the Idaho-Maryland Mine. If you attend one meeting this year, let this be the one!

ACTION ALERT!

The decision is coming soon. It’s time to tell the County to Just Say No to the Idaho-Maryland Mine!


Even if you've written a letter before, please write a new one. Our handy new online letter-writing tool makes it quick and easy.

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Read the latest news.


 

Save the Dates
The County has announced
the
final public hearing.

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Join the fun! Dress up, or just come.

February 10. 
 

Learn more

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March with us in the Parade!

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FINAL HEARING

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Hearing hours extended to 7pm on Thursday!

This is it! Your last chance to speak up. Help us show Supervisors this community’s fierce opposition to the mine.

Get the details

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ACTION ALERT!

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TO THE IDAHO-MARYLAND MINE

SAve the date

All hands on deck!

 

 

 

 

 


 

Join us at the Public Hearing. If you attend one meeting this year, let this be the one!

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The decision is coming soon. ​

 

 

 


Use our letter-writing tool to make quick work of sending a letter to decision makers.

ACTION ALERT!

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TO THE IDAHO-MARYLAND MINE

All hands on deck!

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Join us at the Public Hearing. If you attend one meeting this year, let this be the one!
Learn more

The decision is coming soon.

Use our letter-writing tool to make quick work of sending a letter to decision makers.

ACTION ALERT!

Let's Finish This! We’re asking County Supervisors to say NO to vested rights during the December hearing, then schedule a final vote on the project without further delay.

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We Need A Strong Showing!

Join us at the Public Hearing.  Supervisors will review Rise's absurd petition for vested rights.

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Donate by November 10 to help us take full advantage of the matching fund pledged by generous supporters. All donations are tax-deductible.

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TO THE IDAHO-MARYLAND MINE

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TAKE ACTION!

Add your name to a letter asking Nevada County Supervisors to say NO to Rise Gold's outrageous petition for vested rights and schedule a final vote on the mine as quickly as possible.

Thank you Nevada County Planning Commissioners for your unanimous vote to Just Say No to the Idaho-Maryland Mine! Your diligence and patience in listening to community concerns is deeply appreciated.  We hope the Board of Supervisors will accept your recommendation in August. 

The MineWatch Community

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ACTION ALERT!

Tomorrow is the day!
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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TOGETHER, WE're STOPPing THE MINE!
 

In a final public hearing on February 16, 2024, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors said NO to reopening the Idaho-Maryland Mine. Thank you Nevada County! And thank you to the thousands of residents, hundreds of businesses, and dozens of groups who came together to oppose this project! Learn more.

PLEASE send an email to say thank you to the Supervisors for their courageous decision! bdofsupervisors@nevadacountyca.gov

understand the process

The approval process for the mine is regulated by California's Environment Quality Act (CEQA), making the whole effort a marathon, not a sprint. Here is a quick view of major milestones. For a detailed timeline, visit the Nevada County project page

July 2020

Jan thru Apr 2022

Thru End of 2022

Notice of Preparation

open for Community Review

Draft Environmental Impact Report open for Community Review
 

County Reviews Community Comments - Will likely recirculate the Draft  Environmental Impact Report

2023

Nevada County Board of Supervisors makes a Decision

County economic impact report released - Public Meeting December 15

WE ARE HERE

Listen to retired Capital Planner, Paul Schwartz, explain the timeline, process, and decision points for the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR). The County is required to produce an environmental report per the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

 

His DEIR Explainer presentation begins at 18:00 minutes >>>

View Nevada County's detailed project timeline chart here

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