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GRIP’s voice is strengthened if you can help us by taking action on important environmental issues confronting our community, from groundwater protection from mining contamination to keeping our Gila River free flowing!

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ACTION ALERT: Support HB220 and HB255 to protect community health and our environment

Two urgent actions are needed TODAY on House Bill 220 and House Bill 255 to protect our community, our water quality and environment from the impacts of copper mining. ACTION #1 – CALL YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE IN SUPPORT OF HB255. THE BILL IS SCHEDULED FOR A FLOOR VOTE 2/20/19. HB255 would phase out corporate guarantees […]

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Public Meeting on New Chino Waste Rock Stockpile – February 21

PUBLIC MEETING NEW Chino 9 Waste Rock Stockpile Proposal Thursday, February 21, 2019 Bayard Community Center – Time TBA Freeport-McMoRan Chino Mines, NM Mining and Minerals Division (MMD), and New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) will hold a public meeting on Chino Mine’s application to construct a new 9 Waste Rock Stockpile (9WRS).  Chino proposes to […]

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Get involved: Earth Day 2019, April 20

Earth Day 2019 Protect Our Species Saturday, April 20, 2019, 10 am – 2pm Gough Park, Silver City The Earth Day Planning Committee is gearing up for Earth Day 2019 Protect Our Species scheduled for Saturday, April 20 in Gough Park. We want Earth Day to be both a learning opportunity and an enjoyable day, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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Oppose Holloman Flyovers at PeacefulGilaSkies.com

PeacefulGilaSkies.com now LIVE! Take action to oppose Holloman flyover proposal    Do you want to learn more about the Holloman Air Force Base proposal to expand military training over the Gila or take action to oppose this plan that could severely impact our local economy, environment and quality of life? Check out the new website PeacefulGilaSkies.com for Resources and the latest news to […]

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Community Discussion on Military Training Over the Gila – January 16, 6:30 pm

Community Discussion on Military Training Over the Gila January 16, 2018; 6:30 pm WNMU Global Resource Center Auditorium Special Guest: Carol Miller, Peaceful Skies Coalition   Join the Gila Resources Information Project, Gila Conservation Coalition, Upper Gila Watershed Alliance, Center for Biological Diversity and the NM Wilderness Alliance for a community discussion on Holloman Air […]

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TAKE ACTION: Martinez Administration wants to weaken water quality rules

  GRIP, Amigos Bravos, & NMELC challenge dirty water proposals TAKE ACTION TODAY in support of New Mexico’s water! The New Mexico Environment Department has proposed amendments to the state’s water quality regulations that will weaken protections for our surface and groundwater under the New Mexico Water Quality Act. NMED’s petition goes before the New […]

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TAKE ACTION: Military Training Threatens the Gila

Holloman Air Force Base is considering expansion of its Special Use Airspace for training of F-16 fighter pilots over Silver City, the Gila National Forest and Gila and Aldo Leopold Wilderness Areas. Encompassing the nation’s first wilderness area and New Mexico’s last wild river, the Gila Region attracts retirees, outdoor recreation and tourism from throughout […]

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