Excerpts from the CLAIM newsletter:
“A Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Sundance Film Festival nominated film about the dangers of coal mining – and how a small town fought back against a big corporation – will be featured at public forum here to educate the community about the environmental threats of reopening the Idaho Maryland Mine in Grass Valley.
“Sponsored and hosted by a myriad of local environmental and activist organizations, the forum will be held July 27 (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. at the Nevada Theatre (401 Broad St.), Nevada City.
“Community groups have said the plan to reopen the mine is questionable, and would increase Nevada County’s electricity usage by 50 percent and gas consumption by 100 percent, and that it would bring significant air pollution, truck traffic, risks to local wells, and the potential of toxic cyanide accidents. ”
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.