Issue Category


Socioeconomic Conditions

  • Impacts on property values

  • Impacts on employment and income

  • Impacts on local businesses

  • Impacts on tourism

  • Impacts on tax revenues

  • Impacts on crime rates

  • Potential for increased demand on local services from possible influx of mine employees

  • Disruption of quality of life from noise, visual impacts, night lighting, or other aspects of the mine operation

Closure and Reclamation

  • Adequacy of bonding to ensure completion of reclamation

  • Effectiveness of proposed reclamation plan and monitoring measures

Biological Resources

  • Impacts to wildlife and wildlife habitata

  • Impacts to threatened or endangered species

  • Potential wildlife mortality from exposure to hazardous substances

  • Impacts on vegetation including riparian zones along Antelope Creek

Cultural Resources

  • Impacts on prehistoric or historic sites and roads

Land Use

  • Impacts on livestock grazing, other land uses and access routes

SOURCE: Draft EIS, Yarnell Mining Project, Arizona (BLM/EPA 1998).

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