Read comments prepared by experts, volunteers, and legal minds from CEA Foundation and its MineWatch coalition members about the Final Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the proposed reopening of the Idaho-Maryland Mine.
CEA FOUNDATION & MIneWatch Coalition
CEA Foundation Final EIR Comments April 17, 2023
MineWatch Coalition - 26 Local and State Groups Call for Denial of the Mine
Shute, Mihaly, Weinberger Legal Comment Letter & Exhibits
FOCUSED COMMENTS ON Major Issues
Major CEQA Point / Centennial Site The Final EIR failed to include the cleanup of the Centennial site, the location of the mines historic tailing
Water and Wells Comments Well owners are getting the shaft - the claim that groundwater impacts won't be "significant" is not substantiated.
Mine Waste Water Impacts Water quality hazards from mine waste were not adequately assessed
Mine Waste Asbestos Impacts Comments Defects with assessment and mitigation of Air Quality and Asbestos
Mine Waste Offsite Sales Comments The mine lacks a viable plan for disposing mine waste.
Greenhouse Gas Comments The Final EIR used the wrong standards for Greenhouse Gas Emissions
— additional Final EIR comment files are under development —