Comstock Residents Association presents at the March 28, 2013 meeting of the Nevada Mining Oversight and Accountability Commission.
On March 28, 2013, Nevada’s Mining Oversight & Accountability Commission (http://tax.state.nv.us/moac.htm) asked the Comstock Residents Association to present “information regarding possible degradation of the Virginia City National Landmark as a result of mining operations” at its upcoming meeting in Carson City.
Two board members of the Comstock Residents Association (CRA), Gayle Sherman & Joe McCarthy, were our presenters. They recounted our story on how our communities and our fragile ecosystems are under siege by out-of-state open-pit miners who are mining and exploring up and down the Virginia City National Historic Landmark. This is an insult to all who live, work and raise families here. Open-pit mining is an incompatible and inappropriate use, especially next to residential communities, within an historic landmark and on a Superfund site. This is not “revitalization,” no matter how the out-of-town promoters spin it.