The long-awaited environmental report for the proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine is out and we have until April 4 to comment. Also known as a "DEIR," the report is required to analyze the impacts of the mine project. CEA Foundation and MineWatch allies have been working to analyze past technical studies and are now digging into this report.
Counting down. We built a calendar of activities to assist with community response. Some of them have already happened. Here are the key dates for the DEIR response.
Get educated. Read the draft environmental impact report on the County website.
If you haven't done it already, sign the petition to oppose the mine.
View the slides or recording of the DEIR Explainer Webinar to learn about what's in the report, learn how to write your own comments, or other ways to make your voice heard!
Read the guide about how to write DEIR comments
Public Comment Meeting (March 24). Almost 500 people attended the County's meeting about environmental impacts of the mine. Of the 101 who picked up tickets to comment, only one spoke in favor of the mine.
View the Nevada County website for the Idaho-Maryland Mine project.
Environmental Impact Report page https://www.mynevadacounty.com/3436/Idaho-Maryland-Mine-Draft-EIR
PDF of the Environmental Impact report https://www.mynevadacounty.com/DocumentCenter/View/41650/Idaho-Maryland-Mine-Project-Draft-EIR_Volume-I-Draft-EIR-Chapters-1-8
View the State of California CEQA project page. https://ceqanet.opr.ca.gov/2020070378/3
Read about the community's shocked reaction to the number of flaws in the DEIR
Watch the Minewatch meeting https://www.minewatchnc.org/post/deir-explainer-minewatch-january-meeting
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