Letter of Concern to BOS Re: Rise Gold letter
Rise Gold's sent mailers and letters to the community that included misleading statements. Following is a copy of a letter CEA Foundation sent to the Nevada County Board of Supervisors about a letter sent to impacted well owners.
Community Environmental Advocates Foundation
PO. Box 972
Cedar Ridge, CA 94924-0972
February 22, 2022
Nevada County Board of Supervisors
950 Maidu Avenue.Ste. 200
Nevada City, CA 95959
RE: The County has NOT made a determination on the Idaho-Maryland Mine
As you may be aware, Idaho-Maryland Mine owner Rise Gold Corp has sent out yet another mailer to Nevada County residents, this time claiming that “Nevada County has just completed the most thorough environmental study in its history,” along with numerous unresolved claims about the project. The mailer includes a form for supporters to mail in to Rise Gold. We want to bring your attention to another letter that was sent to well owners in the mine area. (Copy included)
The letter states: “The County has determined that no domestic water wells will be drained by mine dewatering,” that “The County has determined, using a safety factor of 100%, that several wells...could be impacted...to a maximum of 10 feet,” and “The County has determined that there is no threat to water quality to domestic water wells from the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project.”
We feel that it would serve the public interest for the County to issue a clarifying statement regarding the status of the Draft EIR and the status of determinations by the County.
Ralph Silberstein, President