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Ian Bigley

Ian Bigley

Ian Bigley is the Mining Justice Organizer at the Progressive Leadership Alliance, and a lifelong resident of Reno, NV.

COMMENTARY

Nevadans demand action on mining tax to meet a growing state’s needs

By: - February 24, 2021

Over 30 years ago Governor Bob Miller stood up for Nevada’s children in his 1989 State of the State speech. “Because of the mining industry’s unwillingness to pay its fair share, we may not have enough money to achieve some of the goals we have set for better preparing Nevada’s children for the future.” So […]

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Nevada trails other mining regions in response to spread of COVID-19

By: - April 3, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads globally many communities and mine workers are demanding more stringent protections be put in place in the mining industry. Unfortunately, mining continues largely in business as usual mode in Nevada. New projects and expansions are still being permitted, despite the fact that these unprecedented times limit legally mandated public engagement. Construction of […]