2009

Mine Layoffs Spur Demand for “Green” Jobs

Richard Mahler, Editor In dramatic fashion, Grant County’s mining industry has shown its great vulnerability to market forces during the current global economic downturn. Spot copper prices skidded in December to less than $1.50 per pound, after peaking above $4 last summer. The per-share value of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, the mine operator that is […]

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WQCC Decision in Tyrone Case

John Vanvig, Acting Director of Responsible Mining Program The Gila Resources Information Project hailed state regulators in January for placing valuable New Mexico groundwater supplies ahead of corporate profits generated by Freeport-McMoRan’s Tyrone copper mine in Grant County. The state’s Water Quality Control Commission sided with its Environment Department and GRIP in the mining company’s […]

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GetAGRIP Winter 2009

Page 1: Mine Layoffs Spur Demand for “Green” Jobs WQCC Decision in Tyrone Case Page 2: Introducing . . . John Vanvig and Charris Ford to GRIP staff; Nick Zapata and Cedric Hayes as GRIP interns Page 3: Gila Conservation Coalition: Saving New Mexico’s Last Wild River Since 1984 Salmon Honored Page 4: Viva Verde […]

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View from the Trenches: Update on GRIP Responsible Mining Activities

By Sally Smith, Director of Responsible Mining Monitoring operational and closure/reclamation permitting and related activities at the three Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FMI) Grant County mines continues to be a very important part of GRIP’s work. The first five-year renewal for the Closure/Closeout Permits for eventual closing of the Chino, Cobre and Tyrone mines has been under […]

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Mining Reform Update: Senator Bingaman introduces Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2009

By Sally Smith, Director of Responsible Mining For the first time in over a decade, the Senate seems to be moving forward with reform of one of the most archaic policies governing our public lands. Our own Senator Jeff Bingaman, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (ENRC) introduced this past April S. […]

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GetAGRIP Fall 2009

Page 1: GRIP Participates in White House Discussion on Health Benefits of Clean Energy Reform; Viva Verde’s Success has Positive Spin-offs for Community Page 2: New Silver City/Grant County Office of Sustainability to be Funded with Recovery Funding Page 3: Local Businesses Form Green Chamber of Commerce to advocate for green public policy & sustainable […]

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Tyrone Mine Appeals WQCC Permit Decision Closure Goes Back to Court of Appeals – a Second Time

by Allyson Siwik, GRIP Executive Director Freeport-McMoRan’s Tyrone Mine has appealed a February decision by the New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC) requiring that the polluted groundwater underneath the 12,000-acre Tyrone Mine Site be reclaimed and protected from further pollution by Tyrone’s ore and waste rock stockpiles. The company’s notice states that the appeal […]

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Freeport-McMoran Fined $276,000 for Million-Gallon 2007 Chino Acid Spill

by Allyson Siwik, GRIP Executive Director The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) has fined Freeport-McMoRan $276,000 for violations of the New Mexico Water Quality Act and Water Quality Control Commission regulations. The action follows discharge of an estimated one million gallons of highly acidic pregnant leach solution into a tributary of Lampbright Draw during the […]

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GetAGRIP Spring 2009

Page 1: Stimulus Dollars Slowly Coming to New Mexico; Viva Verde “Green Guide” is Here; Page 2: Viva Verde Expo Speakers Lined Up Page 3: Tyrone Mine Appeals WQCC Permit Decision; Dave Foreman to Speak at Festival; Freeport-McMoran Fined $276,000 for Million-Gallon 2007 Chino Acid Spill Page 4: Viva Verde Green Jobs and More; Get […]

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