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- Property Values At Risk
Grass Valley resident Bob Clark did his own research to learn whether his property value would suffer if Rise Gold opens the Idaho-Maryland Mine. The resounding answer was YES. ... Knowing that the three most important factors in real estate values are location, location, and location, I wondered what the impact might be on my home value if all of a sudden it was close to an operating mine. Knowing that our local real estate agents do all of the Grass Valley real estate transactions and that they are the foremost experts on Grass Valley real estate, I called the person who does the largest volume of transactions and has for years. When I asked for their professional assessment of what would happen if the mine reopened, they didn’t hesitate. “Your home value and that of all your neighbors will drop by $50,000 to $100,00.” Still in a bit of shock, I called another high volume agent, and another, and another, and another, and another …. They all 100% agreed: Property values would decline. I went online to see if I could find any fact-based study of what actually happened in another case where a mine was opened in a residential area. After much searching, I found a study done by two PhDs at the University of Minnesota. I called them and they sent me a copy of their study. What they found, based on actual property sales over a nine-year period, was that properties within a one-mile radius of the mine site dropped 20%. But wait, they found that values dropped for up to a 7-mile radius, though less so, as the property was further from the mine site... Read the full op-ed in The Union.
- CBS Sacramento News Feature about Mine
View the CBS Sacramento news report: Gold Rush Return to Grass Valley? Company Works to Reopen Idaho-Maryland Mine, But Protestors Oppose. Listen to local homeowner, Tony Lauria, talk about the concerns many homeowners share. View the video here.
- No Mine Protesters Oppose Reopening
Protestors gathered at the intersection of Brunswick Road and Sutton Way on Earth Day, April 22, 2021, creating quite an impressive showing and raising community awareness. See the pictures and read The Union's coverage, including hard questions for Rise Gold's CEO, Ben Mossman. Read the full article in the Union here. There were a few accuracy issues in this article, please note After the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) is completed, it doesn't go to the Board of Supervisors, nor will the final EIR include the Board's comments. Water discharged from the mine will be treated to remove Arsenic, Iron, and Manganese, but it is NOT "the same as the drinking water quality standards.” as Ben Mossman claims. It will be treated to Secondary Drinking Water Standards, which remove certain contaminants, but it would have to be treated before people could drink it. When challenged about fines paid by Mossman's previous mining venture in BC Canada, he was quoted as saying the past violations did not result in any environmental damage. While the violations he was "fined for" didn't cause the damage, the fact remains that there was a spill caused by the mine that polluted tribal waters. https://www.theunion.com/opinion/why-we-dont-trust-rise-gold/
- Sign Petition | MineWatchNC.org
SIGN THE PETITION Tell the Nevada County Board of Supervisors you want them to... Stop The Idaho-Maryland Mine Why stop the mine? Pollutes our air with fugitive dust from rock crushing, loading, and truck hauling Wrecks our neighborhoods with drilling, blasting, and truck traffic for 80 years Devours our power using 12% of Nevada County’s consumption annually and putting our power grid under further strain Completely erases our County’s plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions Drains our water using South Fork Wolf Creek as a storm drain Threatens 300+ private wells Reduces property values and property tax revenue First Name Last Name Email Phone Street Address Zip code City Comments Dear Nevada County Supervisors, Businesses, homeowners, and conservationists in Nevada County are joining together to protect our neighborhoods, our local economy, and our quality of life from the Rise Gold proposal to re-open the Idaho-Maryland Mine. We, the undersigned, urge the Board of Supervisors to reject this destructive proposal and instead protect our community. Sign the Petition First Name Last Name Email Address Phone Street Address City Postal / Zip code Comments* - Example feel free to cut and paste Dear Nevada County Supervisors, Businesses, homeowners, and conservationists in Nevada County are joining together to protect our neighborhoods, our local economy, and our quality of life from the Rise Gold proposal to re-open the Idaho-Maryland Mine. We, the undersigned, urge the Board of Supervisors to reject this destructive proposal and instead protect our community. Sign the Petition Frequently Asked Questions Yes. Feel free to edit or replace the comments you see on this page. Can I write my own comments? We need complete and verifiable information to present to the Nevada County Board of Supervisors, including which petitioners live in each of their districts. Why are you asking for my street address and phone? Yes! It's important that our Supervisors know we have broad-based support beyond the County lines. Can I sign this petition even if I don't live in Nevada County? We will only share this petition and your information/comments with the Nevada County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors. By signing this petition, the only mailing list you will be added to is MineWatch. You can opt-out at any time. Who will receive my information?
- Stop The Idaho-Maryland Mine | MineWatch Nevada County
Sign the Petition! TOGETHER, WE CAN STOP THE MINE. Join Us Protect our health, economy, and quality of life. Rise Gold, a junior mining company with questionable experience, wants to reopen the Idaho-Maryland Mine in Grass Valley, CA. why stop the mine? Our Nevada County Supervisors will vote on the proposed reopening of the Idaho-Maryland Mine as early as 2022. Residents and businesses think it's a really bad idea. Here are our . 8 top reasons -Mahatma Ghandi Risks our Health untrust worthy Pollutes our Air HURTS LOCALS Drains our Water Noise Pollution Devours our Power CLEANUP Needed Learn More "Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed." Act NOW! Comment at Board of Supervisors Meetings The Board meets twice a month. Your written or spoken comments can make a huge difference. Get a Free Button Show your support with the bold "Stop the Idaho-Maryland Mine" button. . Send us an email with your mailing address Get involved! Donate eNews Join the group Follow and share Follow and share Join the group Get the full kit Fund the campaign Featured news Property Values At Risk CBS Sacramento News Feature about Mine No Mine Protesters Oppose Reopening KVMR Water News - Steve Baker & the Mine Mine Would Add To Air Pollution Idaho-Maryland Mine Mineral Rights Map More Joy, Less Mining Reopening a mine may spell disaster for our community Do you live on top of the Idaho-Maryland Mine? Looking for something in particular? Search our library. become a minewatcher Sign up for our newsletter to get updates and monthly meeting invitations. Subscribe
- Petition Thank You | MineWatchNC.org
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