Stand for the Land!
A Rally to Save Conglomerate Mesa
On October 25th, about 100 environmental and indigenous rights activists peacefully occupied space in Lone Pine to stand in protest of K2 Gold and Mojave Precious Metal’s mining at Conglomerate Mesa. We want to extend a sincere thank you to the indigenous leaders, activists, and citizens who showed up for the Stand for the Land event! And a big thank you to Payahuunadu Alliance, Indigenous Women Hike, INYO 350, South County Advocates, and Sierra Club Range of Light Group for leading the organizing efforts. With about 100 people in attendance, we stood together, masked and distanced, to send a strong message that Conglomerate Mesa is worth more than gold. It deserves our protection. However, this is not the end! There is more work to be done.
K2 Gold and Mojave Precious Metals are preparing for their next phase of exploratory drilling and destructive road construction at Conglomerate Mesa. In the coming months, we must be prepared for a BLM public comment period on brand new road construction at Conglomerate Mesa and 120 drill holes. We will use this comment period as another opportunity to demonstrate our strong and immense opposition to the “Mojave Project.” Friends of the Inyo and our partners will alert everyone the moment a public comment opportunity arises. In the meantime, here is how you can take action!