NEVADA CITY – Wednesday, July 27 The Sierra Fund will participate in a panel discussion of the proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine, prior to a showing of award-winning film The Last Mountain.
The Last Mountain is 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.
Sponsored by a myriad of local environmental and activist organizations, the forum will be held July 27 at 6 p.m. at the Nevada Theatre (401 Broad St.), Nevada City. The film will begin at 7 p.m.
The forum panel will include representatives from CLAIM-GV (Citizens Looking at Impact of Mining-GV), APPLE (Alliance for a Post-Petroleum Local Economy), WCCA (Wolf Creek Community Alliance), and The Sierra Fund.
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. The Sierra Fund’s comments on the original Idaho-Maryland Mine Draft Environmental Impact Report can be reviewed here.
The forum and movie showing are open to the public, $5 advanced/ $7 at the door.