We wish to express our appreciation to the people of Imperial County for your support during the extended permitting of the Glamis Imperial Project. Through six years and two full environmental reviews, we've received many thoughtful comments and have responded with innovative changes to the project.
We value the endorsement of groups such as COLAB and the chambers of commerce as well as the many expressions of individual support.
As part of the local business community for 20 years, we recognize the importance of mining jobs to Imperial County. It is disheartening to tell the 60-plus applicants from towns throughout Imperial County that the project again has been delayed. We had hoped to offer continued employment to our former Picacho Mine employees as well as workers from the nearby American Girl Mine. We also saw job opportunities for Mesquite Mine workers, should that operation complete its announced plans to cease mining later this year.