Inyo 350 Event to Protect Conglomerate Mesa from New Attack! -Wednesday, June 16, 6:30pm

Inyo 350 is hosting a virtual meeting on Conglomerate Mesa. Says there’s a new threat.

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.

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david h taylor
david h taylor
1 year ago

looks like the project is evolving into green metals can we afford to lock up a source of material that will help us move beyond carbon?

Russ Monroe
Russ Monroe
1 year ago

Next time, it might be more effective to publish the announcement of the meeting even a few days before, rather than on the day of. You might even consider telling people where the meeting is being held or consider specifying that it will not be open to the general public… Read more »

Charles James
1 year ago
Reply to  Russ Monroe

Russ, The problem is limited space on the website and limited on-air time for news. Sierra Wave often gets many press releases and public service announcements, some asking to be run or published more than once. News stories compete for space with community calendar events, and we simply cannot cover… Read more »

4 the people
4 the people
1 year ago

I’m for the project. It’s good for the public that need jobs. It’s good for the economy. Look at the picture in the article you can’t even see it unless your 15,000 ft up in an airplane. That’s literally the definition of the the phrase way out in the boondocks.