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Economic Analysis Also Ahead For Mine Proposal

Nevada County Supervisors have approved a contract to conduct an independent economic study on the proposed Idaho Maryland Mine Project. Senior Management Analyst, Georgette Aronow, told the Board, at its meeting Tuesday, that the study will help them make an informed decision, in addition to the data that comes from the environmental review process that’s already underway…

click to listen to Georgette Aronow

The project has spurred a lot of opposition, which has also been expressed regularly during the public comment period. Supervisor Heidi Hall outlined some of the environmental issues she hopes the economy analysis will also incorporate…

click to listen to Heidi Hall

In addition, the study will estimate potential effects to emergency service levels, County administrative services, public school enrollment, and the associated fiscal impacts to the county. It’s anticipated it will take around five months to complete.

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