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FMI Mining Operations Plagued by Accidents and Safety Violations

Freeport-McMoRan Mining Operations Plagued by Recent Accidents and Safety Violations By Richard Mahler, GetAGRIP Newsletter Editor Two October accidents at the Chino Mine’s primary leach stockpile—the Lampbright, near Bayard—sent six workers to the hospital and prompted an investigation by New Mexico’s State Mine Inspector and federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The incidents were […]


Fall 2014 Issue of GetAGRIP Now Available

The Fall 2014 issue of GRIP’s quarterly newsletter GetAGRIP is now available on line. If you’re a GRIP member, expect a hard copy of the newsletter in your mailbox. Articles in this issue of GetAGRIP include: Freeport-McMoRan Mining Operations Plagued by Accidents, Safety Violations Interstate Stream Commission Moves Ahead with Diversion Project 10th Annual Gila […]


Mining Update: Major Reclamation Complete at Tyrone and Chino Mines

Freeport-McMoRan (FMI) has completed the large-scale reclamation work at the Chino and Tyrone mines that was initiated more than 10 years ago under an “accelerated reclamation” agreement between the company, regulatory agencies, and GRIP. Nearly 3000 acres have been reclaimed at Tyrone and almost 2000 acres at Chino. This reclamation work kept hundreds of workers […]


Interstate Stream Commission Moves Ahead with Gila River Diversion Project

At the conclusion of a 10-year planning process geared toward developing water from New Mexico’s last wild river, no one was surprised when on Nov. 24 the nine-member Interstate Stream Commission voted unanimously to notify the U.S. Secretary of the Interior that New Mexico will move forward with planning for a Gila River diversion project […]

Earth Matters / 2014 Interviews

GMCR is proud to present Earth Matters – our 1st full length, locally produced and regularly scheduled program. Earth Matters is a collaborative effort between New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, Gila Resources Information Project and Upper Gila Watershed Alliance and addresses environmental issues at the local, national and international levels. Allyson Siwik – Executive Director of GRIP, […]

Spring 2014 GetAGRIP

The Spring 2014 issue of GetAGRIP is now available. In this issue: Copper Rule Appeal is denied Gila Diversion challenged by former ISC director Norm Gaume Gila Conservation Coalition celebrates its 30th birthday Earth Matters Radio Show Wild and Scenic Film Festival Silver City Watershed Keepers Update 10th Annual Gila River Festival Full PDF  

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GRIP to participate in Give Grande New Mexico May 6, 2014!

On May 6, 2014, Gila Resources Information Project is joining more than 300 non-profits in New Mexico and more than 100 other communities throughout the United States for a national day of local giving. Give Grande New Mexico is our state’s first Day of Giving and is part of a larger campaign called Give Local […]


Watershed groups ask Court of Appeals to throw out Copper Rule

FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE Thursday, April 10, 2014 WATERSHED GROUPS CALL FOR COURT OF APPEALS TO THROW OUT COPPER RULE SANTA FE, N.M.— The New Mexico Environmental Law Center (NMELC) filed its Brief in Chief yesterday in an appeal against the adoption of the Copper Rule – a rule that regulates discharges from copper mines. The brief argues that the […]


GMCR Earth Matters: 2014 NM Legislative Preview

This just in from Earth Matters, a program of Gila Mimbres Community Radio. Listen to Earth Matters’ 2014 NM Legislative Preview today! The 2014 NM Legislative Session show includes interviews with Sierra Club lobbyist, Dan Lorimer and Todd Schulke of the Center for Biological Diversity. Allyson Siwik / Executive Director of both Gila Resources Information Project and […]


WQCC Votes for Politics and Against Water Quality Protection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, January 8, 2014 WATER QUALITY CONTROL COMMISSION VOTES FOR POLITICS AND AGAINST WATER QUALITY PROTECTION SANTA FE, N.M.— At a hearing today, the New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC) – a state decision-making entity responsible for protecting New Mexico’s water – unanimously voted down (10-0) a Motion to Stay the […]

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