Local environmentalists took interest tin the Kore Mining exploratory drilling project as it was coming up on the deadline to end comments on scoping. A scoping review is usually required as a part of any environmental assessment or impact study to determine any potential or harmful effects that may result from specific activities proposed to take place which, in this case, involves drilling looking for gold, which is currently selling at record-level highs.
The Inyo National Forest is now extending the scoping period for the the Long Valley Exploration Drilling Project a week. The original scoping notice was released to the public on April 8, 2021, inviting the public to provide their issues, opportunities, concerns, and suggestions for the proposed project. The project would entail drilling 3 cores each on 14 drill pads, to investigate mineral potential of the area. The original requested date for comments was May 6.
In an April 16, 2021, press release to Sierra Wave, the Sierra Club Range of Light Group, part of the Sierra Club Toiyabe Chapter, represents the Sierra Club in Mono and Inyo Counties, opposed the project.
Due to public interest and requests, the Inyo National Forest is extending the requested date for scoping comments by one week, to May 13, 2021.
We know that there is a lot of public interest in this project and want to ensure that there is sufficient time for us to hear from all interested people and organizations. While the Forest will consider scoping comments at any time, they will be most useful if submitted by May 13.
For more information about the project, and to submit your comments, please go to the project website at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59294.