Vote yes on Article 2 in Hope

Sun, 07/09/2023 - 10:00am

At the July 20 Town Meeting, Hope residents will have an opportunity to join our neighbors in Union and Warren in opposing metal mining in the Midcoast. 

Please vote yes on Article 2 to ban exploration or mining of metallic minerals within the town of Hope for 180 days. 

We’ve all learned a lot about mining in the past few months, and what I’ve learned is concerning. If you want to learn more about the issue, watch the CARMA community forum or read the Alford Lake/Lermond Pond Association FAQs.

It doesn’t take long to understand that mining for metals like nickel, copper, or cobalt will pollute our air, soil, lakes, and the groundwater that feeds our wells. Approving Article 2 will give town officials time to draft a permanent ban on mining to help conserve our natural environment, protect our citizens’ health, support our economy, and preserve the rural character of our community.

Hope residents must ban metal mining activities in our town. Vote yes on Article 2 on July 20.

Alvena Buckingham lives in Hope