New Scientific Report Reveals Widespread Failure to Keep Mines from Polluting Water

Regulatory and scientific failures in mine permitting result in widespread water pollution, increased public health risks, and costly taxpayer-funded cleanups New scientific research finds that faulty water quality predictions, mitigation measures and regulatory failures result in the approval of mines that create significant water pollution problems. Despite assurances from government regulators and mine proponents that […]

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Creative, Sustainable Architecture & Design in the Home

More than two millennia ago, Socrates observed: “In houses that face toward the south, the sun penetrates the portico in winter, while in summer the path of the sun is right over our heads and above the roof so that there is shade.” More recently, when Mexican settlers arrived in the San Luis Valley of […]

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Sustainable Building Principles

SITE DESIGN Green building begins with responsible site selection and design. By taking site characteristics into consideration early on in the design process, one can develop a plan that incorporates such elements as capturing and storing rain water, improving solar gain for energy efficiency and daylighting and utilizing existing vegetation for summertime shading. Passive solar […]

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Sustainably Built Homes

SUN, STONE & EARTH HOME 1. 2. 3. More than 50% of a conventionally-built home’s energy is used for space and water heating. The owners of this home avoid much of those costs thanks to intelligent siting that maximizes heating through passive solar gain in the winter (1, 3). A large solar water heater provides […]

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Local Green Building Resources & Web Resources

Adobe Techniques: Specializing in earth-friendly building, masonry work from retaining walls to house, with bobcat and dump truck services. Rhohan Stites, 11 Camino Amarillo, Silver City, 88061; 538-5248.¬†www.adobetechniques.com Aurora Woodworks: Custom Southwest carving, including vigas, corbels, furniture, doors and gates. Workshop located in Gila WoodNet at 500 Santa Clara Industrial Park, Santa Clara, 88026; 590-7349. […]

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GetAGRIP Fall 2006

Page 1: A Clean Legacy? Legal battles continue over closure plans for China and Tyrone Mines; Creative, Sustainable Architecture & Design in the Home Page 2: Arizona Water Settlements Act Update: Gila-San Francisco Coordinating Committee Moves Ahead with AWSA Implementation Page 3: Sustainable Architecture Exhibit & Hometour Info Page 4: Sustainable Architecture Sponsors & Resources; […]

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Silver City Contemplates Water Main Extension Policy

Recognizing that the municipality lacked a clear policy for reviewing requests for water main extensions, the Silver City town council in March approved a moratorium on approval of new water main extension applications until an ordinance could be put in place. To learn more, read our article in our Summer ’06 Get A GRIP: page […]

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GetAGRIP Summer 2006

Page 1: State Committe Hears About Hazardous Materials Issues at PD Mines, Silver City Contemplates Water Main Extension Policy Page 2: Community Comes Together to Celebrate 2nd Annual Gila River Festival Page 3: Sustainability of Our Trails and Open Space Program Page 4: Hazardous Materials contd. Page 5: Action Alert: Tell Your Elected Official You […]

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GetAGRIP Spring 2006

Page 1: Reclamation Happens!, Study Shows Sufficient Groundwater to Meet Silver City’s Future Demand, Page 2: Grip Meets with PD about February Sulfuric Acid Spill, Page 3: Action Alert: EPA Proposes Less Stringent Paritculate Matter Air Quality Standards, Page 4: Newly-formed Sustainability Committee Brings Global Issues Closer to Home, Page 5: Reclamation contd., Gila Diversion […]

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