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Governor Bill Richardson's Statement on Chino Mine


Location: Santa Fe, NM

Governor Bill Richardson today released the following statement regarding Freeport-McMoran's announcement that it is evaluating restarting mining and milling activities at the Chino Mine in Hurley.

"I am encouraged by the news that Freeport-McMoran is considering restarting operations at the Chino Mine," Governor Richardson said. "The mine is a vital economic driver for Southwestern New Mexico, and restarting operations would mean jobs for an area that has been hit particularly hard by the national recession."

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