Please join us! We’re marching against the mine with MineWatch on Saturday February 10, 2024. 1:30 – 3 pm at the Mardi Gras Parade in Nevada City.
The Nevada County Board of Supervisors’ public hearing to review Rise Gold’s Vested Rights Petition for the Idaho-Maryland Mine is a month away now.
Please join us on December 13 & 14 to help set the record straight and show Supervisors that this community is not so easily fooled.
SYRCL applauds the Planning Commission for its unanimous vote to not recommend the reopening of the Idaho-Maryland Mine and, more importantly, not recommend certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report. However, the fight against the mine is not over.
The Nevada County Board of Supervisors will consider the Planning Commission’s recommendation no earlier than August 2023.
Aaron Zettler-Mann, Interim Executive Director and Watershed Science Director at the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), holds a PhD in fluvial geomorphology. The following is an Op-Ed he wrote for the local news outlets:
The final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine fails to adequately address the valid critiques of the draft EIR. Instead, shoddy science, bad computer models, baseless assumptions, and mountains of text hide the truth – the Idaho-Maryland Mine is bad for the environment and bad for our community.