Local resident Brandon Butrick is NOT opposed to the gold mining as an industry, but after reading about the track record of the principals involved, he decided that he IS opposed to the Idaho-Maryland Mine project.
In his own words:
While many people have quickly chosen sides in the debate over reopening the Idaho-Maryland Mine, I decided to study both sides.
Jobs are nice, and the promise of ecologically sound mining practices sounds great, while it appears all sides agree that our water resources and environment must be protected.
What has made up my mind is looking into the track record of the principals involved in Rise Gold to consider how their promises will play out.
Read further in The Union.
Brandon Butrick is a Grass Valley resident.