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Petition Drive to Keep Empire Mine a State Park

A local activist is starting a petition drive to keep Empire Mine State Park from being sold. Virginia Brunini at one time worked for lawmakers in Sacramento on the budget subcommittee. She found out last month that because of the mine and the environmental contamination beneath the ground, the state is looking to unload the park…

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Brunini points out that the park is only the land on the surface, and Newmont Mine still owns the ground beneath, and it’s their job to clean it up. Brunini will be out in front of the S-P-D market in Grass Valley from 10am to 5pm on weekends this month with a petition…

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Brunini says she hopes to get over 10-thousand signatures, and will present them to the legislature in Sacramento.

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