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Fall 2016 GetAGRIP Now On Line!

The Fall 2016 issue of GRIP’s newsletter, GetAGRIP, is now available for download. If you are a GRIP member, you should have already received your hard copy in the mail.  Please contact our office at 575.538.8078 or grip@gilaresources.info if you did not receive it. In this issue: WE ARE STANDING ROCK • FREEPORT FINANCIAL SOUNDNESS […]

Stand Up for Clean Water at Public Hearing on Proposed Chino North Lampbright Stockpile

STAND UP FOR CLEAN WATER! Open House & Public Hearing on Proposed Chino Mine North Lampbright Waste Rock Stockpile  Show your support for clean water by attending the Mining and Minerals Division public hearing on Freeport-McMoRan’s proposal for a new waste rock stockpile to be constructed northeast of the Kneeling Nun. The North Lampbright Waste Rock […]

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Press Release: Freeport-McMoRan Financial Assurance Proposal Puts New Mexico at Risk

For Immediate Release October 14, 2016 Contact: Allyson Siwik, Executive Director, Gila Resources Information Project 575.590.7619 cell   Freeport-McMoRan Financial Assurance Proposal Puts New Mexico at Risk GRIP calls for phase out of $104 Million Third Party Guarantee The Gila Resources Information Project submitted public comments on Wednesday to the Mining and Minerals Division and NM Environment […]

Chino Mine Proposes New North Lampbright Waste Rock Stockpile – Public Hearing scheduled for October 27

The Mining and Minerals Division will hold a public hearing on the proposed construction of a new North Lampbright Stockpile on Thursday, October 27 at 5:30 pmat the Grant County Commission Meeting Room, 1400 Highway 180 East, Silver City, NM. According to Chino’s application, the proposed North Lampbright Waste Rock Stockpile will be contiguous to Chino’s […]

GRIP Community Meeting on Mining Issues – October 20th, 6pm Bayard Community Center

For Immediate Release October 13, 2016 Contacts: A.J. Sandoval, Program Associate, Gila Resources Information Project, 575.538.8078 Allyson Siwik, Executive Director, Gila Resources Information Project, 575.590.7619   Gila Resources Information Project to Hold Community Meeting on Mining Issues October 20th 6:00 pm at Bayard Community Center The Gila Resources Information Project (GRIP) will hold a community […]

No decision yet in Copper Rule appeal

October 1, 2016 The New Mexico Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the “Copper Rule” case on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. GRIP, Amigos Bravos, Turner Ranch Properties, former NMED Groundwater Quality Bureau Chief Bill Olson and NM Attorney General Hector Balderas asked the state’s high court to set aside the Rule and require the Water […]

Martinez administration continues effort to roll back water quality protections and public participation

In a second round of proposed changes to surface water and groundwater quality regulations, the NM Environment Department has put forth additional language to weaken water quality safeguards for the benefit of polluters and limit opportunities for public participation in permitting processes. Additional new language relaxes the water quality standard for chromium and despite public […]

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New Mexico High Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Copper Rule Appeal

      For Immediate Release September 19, 2016 NEW MEXICO HIGH COURT TO CONSIDER WATER SACRIFICE ZONES “As communities throughout the state are confronted by the critical impacts of long-term drought, it is irresponsible to allow mining companies to pollute groundwater that is needed by everyone,” says Allyson Siwik, GRIP Executive Director. SANTA FE, […]

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New Mexico to require Freeport-McMoRan to reduce third-party guarantee

Given Freeport-McMoRan’s deteriorating financial situation and failure to pass the Mining Act Financial Soundness Test, the Mining and Minerals Division (MMD) has requested that Freeport reduce its third-party guarantee to cover the company’s financial assurance obligations at the Chino mine. In a letter dated August 12, MMD requested a “Certificate of Face Amount Adjustment to […]

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Freeport-McMoRan fails financial soundness test

Freeport-McMoRan fails financial soundness test Company must meet financial assurance rules or start reclamation By Harry Browne, GRIP Treasurer/Secretary On March 18, New Mexico’s Mining and Minerals Division (MMD) sent Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) a shocking letter. “Unless the Third-Party Guarantee(s) are adjusted to meet the financial soundness test,” the division’s director, Fernando Martinez, wrote, “or (are) […]

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