Panel Discussion and Movie: “The Last Mountain”

Ben Emery of the Nevada County Green Party has organized a panel discussion about the Idaho-Maryland Mine, and a showing of the documentary, “The Last Mountain,” to take place Wednesday July 27, 2011 at the Nevada Theatre on Broad Street in Nevada City. The panel discussion will begin at 6 PM, followed by the movie at 7 PM.

Panelists will include members of APPLE (Alliance for a Post-Petroleum Local Economy), CLAIM-GV (Citizens Looking at the Impact of Mining, Grass Valley), WCCA (Wolf Creek Community Alliance), Sierra Fund, Yubanet and NCGP (Nevada County Green Party).

Tickets on sale starting Thursday July 14th at Briar Patch and Booksellers in Grass Valley. $5 advance $7 at the door.

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3 Responses to “Panel Discussion and Movie: “The Last Mountain””
  1. Anna Haynes says:

    This is fine & all, but wouldn’t it be better to allow a pro-mine person to have a voice there as well, to offer the arguments in favor?

    If the pro-mine folks were putting on such an event, they’d face criticism (IMO, rightly) if they didn’t provide an opposing voice.

  2. Don Pelton says:


    No, definitely not.

    IMM has continuously been invited to venues (CABPRO meetings, meetings of the Sierra Nevada Mining and Industry Council, etc) that CLAIM and other community groups have not been invited to.

    Where was the criticism of that? The public outcry/

    Moreover IMM continuously gets unbalanced access to the single hardcopy newspaper in the region, The Union.

    IMM CEO Watkinson’s op-eds typically get preferential treatment (he’s allowed embedded links, he’s sometimes allowed to exceed length guidelines), and it often seems that after an op-ed critical of IMM appears in The Union, which might have taken weeks to get published, his rebuttal will appear like clockwork within days.

    Watkinson’s press releases sometimes get run in The Union as if they were op-eds.

    Where’s the criticism of all that? The public outcry?

    No, this will primarily be a meeting for the general public to hear from citizens concerned about the IMM mine project.

    The public — supporters of the mine and critics alike — are all welcome, and will all have the same limited opportunity to comment.

  3. Don Pelton says:

    By the way, I should also point out that this is not a CLAIM-organized event.

    It’s a Ben Emery-organized event, and Ben has invited a handful of local non-profits, including APPLE, Yubanet, SIERRA Fund, Wolf Creek Alliance and CLAIM.

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