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Barbara Raymond: Worried about fire impacts

Given the realities we're now facing with fires and drought, Barbara Raymond asks why we would take even the slightest chance of destabilizing our own water table.


Today there was a fire at Idaho Maryland and Brunswick roads. Fortunately our amazing response team was able to put it out quickly and save our community.

But as I listened to the air attack team flying hard overhead and anxiously refreshed my phone for updates, I had a sudden sharp thought: oh my gosh – a mine would make this so much worse.

There are many reasons why all of us in Nevada County should rigorously investigate the question of a new mine, but doesn’t this recent fire tell us the only thing we need to know?

Read more in The Union.

Barbara Raymond lives in Grass Valley


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