Reclaiming the Sierra

TSF to discuss Idaho-Maryland Mine, prior to film showing July 27

July 18, 2011

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 […]

TSF Science Director reports from Alaska Reclamation Workshop

June 23, 2011

23 June 2011, NEVADA CITY – The Sierra Fund Science Director Dr. Carrie Monohan attended the four-day Northern Latitudes Mining Reclamation Workshop in Fairbanks Alaska last month to learn new and innovative ways of remediating abandoned mines from regional experts who came to the conference from far and wide, including researchers from Sweden and the […]

Mining Policy Bills Introduced into CA Legislature 2011 Session

March 4, 2011

Summary by Elizabeth Martin, The Sierra Fund Five proposals that impact mining have been introduced in the California state legislature this year. The following is a brief description of each bill. SB 657, Gaines: Vacuum or suction dredge equipment SB 657 would repeal the prohibition on the use of vacuum or suction dredge equipment that […]