Vote yes on Article 2 to regulate metallic mineral mining in Hope

Thu, 07/13/2023 - 8:45pm

On July 20, voters will have the opportunity to show their support for regulating and controlling industrial mining in our residential community of Hope, Maine. 

A special Town Meeting will be held at the Hope Corner Fire Station (475 Camden Rd) at 6:30 p.m. We are asking for your “YES” vote in favor of a 180 day “Metallic Mining Activities Ordinance Moratorium” temporally halting Exiro a Canadian company’s attempted acquisition of mineral exploration rights.

Your “Yes” vote in favor of a moratorium will give the Town of Hope time to draft an ordinance that will halt the assault on our water resources and present it to the residents of Hope for a vote so that our lakes, ponds, and ground water will be protected from the devasting pollution and health hazards that will result from mining nickel, copper, and cobalt.

CARMA (Citizens Against Residential Mining Activity) is a group of residents that has come together from Union, Warren, and Hope with the express mission of stopping residential mining.

We are an organization that exists to support regulation that meaningfully addresses the enduring attempts to secure mineral rights and to mine our residential neighborhoods. CARMA has been successful in supporting efforts in Union and Warren by organizing residents, providing legal expertise, and helping to determine the most effective ways to protect our water and environment from the significant health and safety risks associated with metallic mineral mining. 

Clean, safe water, free of the toxic by-products of metallic mineral mining is not a political issue. Every man, woman and child in Hope will be affected. We must come together as a community to stop mining efforts that will devastate our environment, health, and vulnerable water resources.

Mark July 20, 2023 on your calendars and get out and vote “Yes” in favor of Article 2, the Metallic Mining Activities Ordinance Moratorium. See you then! 

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Joe Tassi, of Hope, is a CARMA board member