Reminder: July 16th Inyo 350 Event to Protect Conglomerate Mesa from New Attack!
Inyo 350 ask that you please join them at 6:30 PM (Wednesday, June 16) as Bryan Hatchell explains how everyone can help block the latest threat to Conglomerate Mesa.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is now considering approving a new and much more damaging plan from K2 Gold to drill Conglomerate Mesa. K2 Gold wants to build nearly 3 miles of new roads and drill 1,000 feet down at seven locations to collect samples for gold analysis. Inyo 350 says that your comments are needed in the next 30 days to stop this new assault.
Inyo 350 says that K2 Gold hopes to sell the rights to another company to turn Conglomerate Mesa into an industrial-scale, cyanide heap leach gold mine. Mining and drilling in this special landscape would permanently destroy cultural resources and traditional cultural use sites, as well as threaten scarce desert water supplies, wildlife and plants, and recreation.
Wednesday, June 16, in the evening at 6:30 PM, Bryan Hatchell from Friends of the Inyo will explain this latest threat and how our comments to BLM can help stop K2 Gold from building roads and doing more extensive drilling. Bryan will help us all draft strong, effective comments; he’s drafted a template comment letter that folks can use. It’s available at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bkHb2Gh8QaaGSHr-AE0A8xgJ_OHqTmAE8e6lXXll2Cw/edit
Please register in advance to attend this important meeting at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pd-ihrTIrHdeUyT6i8TEzf4MPKofBNvgy
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Inyo 350 containing information about joining the meeting.