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Give Grandly to GRIP – Saturday, May 11th

Join GRIP on May 11, 2019 for Give Grandly: 24 hours of giving to make our region stronger and create a thriving community for all. Every dollar donated to GRIP gets us one step closer to promoting community health by protecting our environment and natural resources.  You will be able to donate online to GRIP […]


Fierro Documentary now available online

    Fierro, New Mexico: Memories of a Mining Town The year was 1997. Hear the voices of the people from the mining town of Fierro who were concerned about the impacts from Cobre Mining Co.’s proposal to take down Hanover Mountain and expand the mine. Now more than ever, these community perspectives are important […]


WORLD WATER DAY 2019 – March 22 & 23

Join us in celebrating World Water Day 2019! On March 22 and 23, the Gila Resources Information Project and the  Silver City Watershed Keepers will hold a two-day event for the internationally-celebrated World Water Day. On Friday, come to the Bayard Public Library between noon and 5:30 pm and learn about water issues around the […]


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 […]


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, […]


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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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 […]

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