Mining Operations Suspended at Chino

By JIM OWEN Daily Press Staff December 2008 – Chino Mines Co. suspended mining operations Tuesday at its copper pit in Santa Rita, placing 400 workers on paid leave. The employees will receive full salaries and benefits until they are laid off “on or about Feb. 13,’ according to Richard Peterson, spokesman for Freeport-McMoRan Copper […]

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GetAGRIP Winter 2008

Page 1: GRIP Turns Ten!; GRIP 10-year Anniv. Celebration; A GRIP Retrospective Page 2: A Personal Appreciation to GRIP’s Supporters; Kudos go out to . Page 3: GRIP Turns Ten! Continued Page 4: A GRIP Retrospective Continued Page 5: “Milky Rain” Phenomenon Deemed Not a Threat; Gila Conservation Education Center Needs You! Page 6: Living […]

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House Passes Mining Reform Bill Senator Bingaman’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee now working on Senate Version

GetAGRIP Winter 2008 In November, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 244 to 166 in favor of HR2262, the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2007 sponsored by Representative Nick Rahall (D-WV) and Representative Jim Costa (D-CA). By reforming the outdated General Mining Law of 1872, this bill would protect public lands from irresponsible mining […]

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Previously-held Responsible Mining Events

Gila Resources Information Project, Gila Friends Meeting & Upper Gila Watershed Alliance present: Poison Windwith special guests: Norman Patrick Brown poison wind producer Jenny Pond poison wind producer & director Thursday, October 30, 2008 7:00 pm silco theater downtown silver city This is a documentary about uranium mining and the devastating effect it has on […]

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Financial Crisis Impacts Outlook for Mining Projects

Concerns about a growing global recession have brought down copper prices — and the share price of mining giant Freeport-McMoRan with them. By press time copper had hit a three-year trading low of $1.84 per pound. Shares of Freeport- McMoRan had closed at a four-year low of $32.81 per share, down over 70% from the […]

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GetAGRIP Fall 2008

Page 1: NMED Releases Record of Decision for Hurley Soils Cleanup; Financial Crisis Impacts Outlook for Mining Projects Page 2: GRIP Receives PNM Energy Efficiency Grant; Page 3: Hybrid Houses; Green Living Tips Page 4: AWSA Stakeholders Provide Input on “Desired Future Conditions” Page 5: Contaminated Silver City Water Tank Back on Line; A Bird’s […]

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NMED Releases Record of Decision for Hurley Soils Clean-up

A draft Record of Decision (ROD) has been written by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) regarding remediation completed this summer in the town of Hurley. Out of 670 Hurley properties sampled, 523 were found to be contaminated with copper in excess of 5,000 parts per million, and in some cases with other metals. It […]

GRIP Participates in White House Discussion on Health Benefits of Clean Energy Reform

Estimated $120 billion annually in health cost savings from developing clean energy A shift to a sustainable clean economy will create new jobs and improve public health was the message at an invite-only White House stakeholders meeting designed to engage communities from around the country and gain input from the trenches on the transition to […]

GetAGRIP Summer 2008

Page 1: GRIP Settles Appeal of Chino Mine Dilution Proposal; High Demand Spurs High Copper Prices; page 2: Silver City Climate Protection Advisory Committee Maps out an Action Plan for Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions; Gila River Named Among America’s 10 Most Endangered Rivers of 2008 Page 3: Update on Arizona Water Settlements Act; We All […]

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GRIP Board Member Berman Awarded Guggenheim

GRIP congratulates founding board member Michael Berman on his recent receipt of a coveted Guggenheim Fellowship. The large-format photographer, who lives in the Mimbres Valley near San Juan, will use the grant to further his exploration and picturetaking in the northern Chihuahuan Desert, which extends roughly from Silver City deep into the Mexican state of […]

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