2007

Finally! A Much-Needed Bill to Reform 1872 Mining Law

U.S. Congressmen Rahall and Costa propose major overhaul of antiquated law More than 130 years after its enactment, the General Mining Law of 1872 still governs hard rock mining on federal lands — to the benefit of foreign and domestic companies who pay no royalties on the minerals that they extract and to the detriment […]

The Answer, My Friends, Could Have Been Blowing in the Wind GRIP’s Petition for Temporary Restraining Order Forces Phelps Dodge to Improve Hurley Smelter Stack Demolition Plans

by Sally Smith, Director of Responsible Mining It’s not an every day occurrence that 500-foot smelter stacks are demolished within 500 feet of a residential area, let alone in our own Grant County. Yet last May, executives of mining giant Phelps Dodge (PD) expected the public to blindly trust them when they announced their intent […]

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GetAGRIP Summer 2007

Page 1: Phelps Dodge Appeals Permit for Discharge of Toxics in Tyrone; New Mexico’s Last Wild River Gets a Second Chance. Page 2: The Answer, my Friend, Could Have Been Blowing in the Wind; Ten-year Review of Chino AOC. Page 3: Grip Launches Living Green Series; Gila Gets a Second Chance continued. Page 4: Finally, […]

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Phelps Dodge Appeals Permit for Discharge of Toxics in Tyrone

State commission will decide future of groundwater at closure of Grant County mine. In its continued efforts to get out of legal environmental requirements when the Tyrone copper mine closes, Phelps Dodge (PD) was back in front of the state of New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC) in Santa Fe in July and August. […]

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Phelps Dodge Hurley Smelter Stacks Are Gone

Photos of Hurley smelter stack demolition taken from Chino Blvd. and Romero St., southwest of the stack Hurley , NM ; June 5, 2007 – At approximately 10 am this morning, the Hurley smelter stacks were “dropped”, permanently removing these landmarks from the area’s landscape. A three-minute warning siren alarmed and then another and within […]

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Community Workgroup and GRIP Meet with NM Environment Department Air Quality Bureau to Discuss Air Monitoring Plans for Hurley Smelter Stack Demolition

Significant outstanding issues remain one week prior to scheduled demolition Silver City, NM, May 18, 2007 – On Thursday, members of the Chino AOC Community Workgroup (CWG) and the Gila Resources Information Project (GRIP) met with Staff of the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Air Quality Bureau (AQB) to discuss Phelps Dodge and NMED plans […]

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Judge Denies GRIP Petition for Temporary Restraining Order to Halt Phelps Dodge Hurley Smelter Stack Demolition

Petition compels PD to release information related to stack demolition Silver City, NM, May 24, 2007 – Yesterday Sixth Judicial District Judge J.C. Robinson denied Gila Resources Information Project’s petition for a temporary restraining order to halt the Phelps Dodge Hurley Smelter stack demolition until the public’s health and safety have been adequately protected. The […]

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GRIP Files Petition for Temporary Restraining Order to Halt Phelps Dodge Hurley Smelter Stack Demolition

Community has not been given adequate information and time to review plans to protect public health and safety during demolition event Silver City, NM, May 14, 2007 – The Gila Resources Information Project (GRIP), a non-profit advocacy group that promotes responsible mining, filed today in Grant County 6th Judicial District a Petition for a Temporary […]

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