PORTLAND, Maine — “Mining for Metals: Big Promises, Harsh Realities” will be the keynote address at the Natural Resources Council of Maine’s annual meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford Street.
For the first time in decades, out-of-state mining companies are considering mining for copper, zinc, and other metals in Maine. This could have huge environmental consequences for some of Maine’s most pristine and treasured natural areas. Ramsey Hart of MiningWatch Canada will be speaking at NRCM’s meeting to describe to Mainers the possible costs and consequences of open-pit mining.
Light refreshments will be had at 6 p.m. followed by the speaker. The evening also features NRCM’s 2012 Environmental Award-winners. The public is welcome.
Admission $15, $5 for students. To register or learn more, visit www.nrcm.org.