Thursday, March 21 – Explore Issues of Hard Rock Mining in Oregon

This program will be held at 7 PM at the Corvallis-Benton County Library, 645 NW Monroe Avenue.

The following is an excerpt from the recently completed LWVOR Study, Hard Rock Mining in Oregon: Environment, Economy, and Laws
“Technology, transportation, construction, energy, and more – our modern society is dependent on the minerals we mine from the earth. Examples are: nickel, the key to making stainless steel; copper, silver, and gold, used in electronic devices; and zinc, a critical component in galvanized metals.” 

Although we use many tools and products that require minerals in their manufacture, mining for these minerals has the potential to cause severe impacts to the environment that many Oregonians cherish. The League of Women Voters of Oregon has recently completed the study of hard rock mining in Oregon, with an eye toward developing a position on which the League can base testimony.

In order for our members to make informed responses to consensus questions and to educate our community, we are offering this program to explore this issue.

A meeting for League member only to discuss consensus questions will be held on Friday, March 22nd from 1-3 at 4180 NW Canary Place.

To review the study and an executive summary, go to