On the watch: Opponents of Idaho-Maryland Mine seek signatures for petition

The Union reports on a group of MineWatch volunteers who were at the entrance of Valentina’s Bistro in Grass Valley, collecting signatures and speaking to people about opposition to the mine.

 

THE UNION | Victoria Penata

March 18, 2022


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Janet Cinquegrana says she and her husband have agreed to sell their Grass Valley home and move, if the proposed reopening of the Idaho-Maryland Mine occurs.


Cinquegrana was among a group of MineWatch volunteers Friday afternoon who were at the entrance of Valentina’s Bistro in Grass Valley, collecting signatures and speaking to people about opposition to the mine.


“Right now, it’s a beautiful spot, but I have doubts that it will remain beautiful,” she said on the mine’s proposed reopening. In addition to holding environmental concerns, she said she is worried the mine’s reopening could cause property values to drop.

 

The petition on which volunteers were collecting signatures Friday read, “Businesses, homeowners, and conservationists in Nevada County are joining together to protect our neighborhoods, our local economy, and quality of life from the Rise Gold proposal to reopen the Idaho-Maryland Mine,” adding that those signing urge the county Board of Supervisors to reject the proposal. This is part of a Week of Action.

 

For more read the complete article in The Union.

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