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GRIP 20th Anniversary Newsletter: Looking Back on 20 Years of Advocacy

Read or download the 20th Anniversary Issue of Get A GRIP Looking Back on 20 Years of Advocacy Sally Smith, GRIP President As I think about GRIP’s accomplishments over the past two decades, my thoughts keep returning to Margaret Mead’s sage advice to “never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change […]


Interactive Timeline of 20 Years of GRIP’s Advocacy Work

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Cobre Mine Resumes Operations After 20 Years on Standby

Inactive since 1998, Freeport-McMoRan’s Cobre Mine resumed operations in July after completion of the bridge and tunnel over Highway 152. Hanover Mountain will disappear from the landscape within 4 – 7 years as the company mines its ore and hauls it to Chino’s Lampbright Stockpile for leaching using the new 3.6-mile haul road that connects […]


Responsible Mining Update

Update on GRIP’s Responsible Mining Program – Fall 2018 In April, GRIP signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Freeport-McMoRan to resolve permitting issues related to reopening the Cobre Mine and the unacceptable delays in renewals for closure/closeout permits at all three of the company’s Grant County mines. In addition to resolving our specific concerns […]


Chino AOC Update: Freeport Begins Hanover/Whitewater Creek Cleanup

Freeport-McMoRan (FMI) began interim cleanup of Hanover/Whitewater Creek in late October as part of the 1994 Chino Administrative Order on Consent, a legally- binding agreement with NMED to remediate historical mine contamination caused by Chino Mine. GRIP has participated in the AOC’s Community Work Group since  its inception and advocates for timely cleanup that is […]


Copper Flat Mine – Public Hearings start September 24

State regulators will be holding hearings on the Copper Flat Mine, located in Hillsboro, NM. New Mexico Copper Corporation has applied for a groundwater discharge permit from the NM Environment Department and a mining permit from the NM Mining and Minerals Division. The New Mexico Environment Department public hearing will begin at 9:00 a.m. on September […]

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Silver City Watershed Keepers State of the Watershed Report Available

The Silver City Watershed Keepers released it first annual State of the Watershed Report intended to inform the public about current threats to our watershed and highlight efforts that steward our water resources and support the health of our riparian areas. The report summarizes San Vicente Creek water quality data, outlines current threats to the Silver City […]

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Active Hope = Meaningful Actions Workshop – October 5 & 6

Introductory Film – Friday, October 5th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm at The Lotus Center   Video and discussion group on the work of Joanna Macy. Free and open to all but suggested for those attending the Active Hope workshop on Saturday Workshop – Saturday, October 6th, noon – 4:00pm at The Lotus Center  Active Hope is […]


We’re Hiring: Grant County Community Organizer

CVNM Education Fund and Gila Resources Information Project are partnering on a joint organizing project to educate the broader public in Grant County on environmental issues that affect land, air and water. This project is a grassroots community organizing effort that works to ensure that families in Grant County have a strong voice and the […]

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Celebrate Earth Day this Saturday!

Silver City’s annual Earth Day celebration will be on Saturday,April 21, from 10 am to 2 pm, at Gough Park.  More than 30 organizations and businesses will showcase their mission, services, or green products.  The event will feature live entertainment throughout the day, as well as food and kids’ activities. “We’re really excited to have […]

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