Buying the dormant Idaho-Maryland gold mine in Grass Valley, California, a Canadian gold-mining entrepreneur runs into community opposition as townsfolk and Indigenous people claim threats to water supplies and cite predecessor mine’s toxic legacy.
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Citing a failure to consult with Native Americans, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reverses decisions on ‘jurisdictional waters’ for the Georgia Twin Pines Minerals project and another, unspecified Tucson, Arizona-area mining project (to be updated).
Tucson Supports Oak Flat is sponsoring this event at Grace St. Paul’s Episcopalian Church, E. Adams Street, Tucson.
Richard Govern argues that the state of Arizona accommodates the mining industry and foreign investors while Arizona residents get left holding the bag: depleted groundwater, polluted air and water, and millions of tons of tailings and waste rock. That doesn’t sound like a fair deal to us, either.