MineWatch August Meeting 2021 - Energy ROI.


Special Guest Speaker Martin Webb explains how just about any other industry could provide a greater return on investment to our community. And a vote for the mine is a NO vote on the Energy Action Plan the County approved in 2019.

This virtual community meeting was hosted by CEA Foundation and community partners on August 26, 2021.


6:45 The meeting begins with CEA Foundation President, Ralph Silberstein, asking for the community to provide comments on the proposed cleanup plan for the toxic Centennial Site that Rise Gold proposes to dump mine waste on if the Idaho-Maryland Mine is approved.


17:45 He continues with a practical perspective on the critical nature of climate change and how opening a mine takes us in the wrong direction.

22:25 Martin Webb, KVMR Host of “The Energy Report/Climate Report”, brings stunning new information to the table to reveal the absurdity of Rise Gold economic claims and attempts to greenwash this project. He shows us how just about any other industry could provide a greater return on investment to our community, and how a YES vote for the mine would be a NO vote on the Energy Action Plan the county approved in 2019 to reduce the effects of climate change.


Martin Webb, longtime host of KVMR’s Energy Report (now the Climate Report) and local solar energy expert, with a career spanning several decades as well as ownership of several local solar companies (Plan It Solar, Sierra Solar, and CA Solar Electric Co).


Topics covered:

• The Centennial site cleanup

• The community’s energy action plans and climate change goals

• Increased energy use and the impact on our County’s planned cuts to curb climate change

• How the community gets a better return on jobs and earnings, with the same energy use

• Potential impacts to air quality and greenhouse gas emissions

• What YOU can do to STOP the Mine.


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