Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

$500B Alaskan gold mine in upstream battle with EPA, salmon advocates.
FoxNews.com ^ | July 24, 2012 | Joshua Rhett Miller

Posted on 07/24/2012 1:02:54 PM PDT by carriage_hill

An Alaskan mine that may contain more than $500 billion in gold, copper and other minerals will never get dug if environmentalists get their way.

The proposed Pebble Mine, near the headwaters of Bristol Bay in southwest Alaska, could yield a staggering 107 million ounces of gold, 80 billion pounds of copper and 5.6 billion pounds of molybdenum, which is used to make steel alloys. Pebble Partnership, which wants to do the digging, is so confident of the bounty beneath the ground it has spent five years and $107 million monitoring the soil, water and air in order to assure the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) it can mine without causing ecological damage.

"The quantity, grade and continuity of mineralization at Pebble ... demonstrate the project's potential to be one of the great metal producers of the 21st century," said Rod Thiessen, president and CEO of Northern Dynasty Minerals, which is working on the project with London-based Anglo American.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alaskagold; envirowackos; epa; epaoutofcontrol; goldmining; mining
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-39 next last
This is but one reason why the corrupt, left-wing-wacko-controlled EPA should be defunded and removed from the US Gov't - along with scores of other obstructionist agencies - for intentionally-destroying American Exceptionalism, Business, Capitalism and Entrepreneurship.
1 posted on 07/24/2012 1:03:12 PM PDT by carriage_hill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

..it will be held up until every senator and congresscritter gets their “fair” share.


2 posted on 07/24/2012 1:05:32 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

The EPA should be completely abolished and its functions turned over the states where they belong.


3 posted on 07/24/2012 1:07:02 PM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill
My goodness, what does it take to bribe a Congress these days?

Looks like Obunga has managed to populate the EPA with true zealots.

4 posted on 07/24/2012 1:26:05 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill
This is but one reason why those running the corrupt, left-wing-wacko-controlled EPA should be defunded and removed from the US Gov't tried, convicted and hung - along with scores of other obstructionist agencies - for intentionally-destroying American Exceptionalism, Business, Capitalism and Entrepreneurship.

We used to call that treason.

5 posted on 07/24/2012 1:31:35 PM PDT by Noumenon (I will not pay the Obama jizya.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

Lots of “No Pebble Mine” people out here in Bristol Bay.

Pebble Mine could bring many jobs to the area but people are being brainwashed that it could kill the salmon runs.

I don’t see why compromise cannot be reached. Allow the Pebble Mine to happen and if the fishing is impacted, close it down. If the fishing is not impacted, then envirals lose credibility...again.


6 posted on 07/24/2012 1:31:35 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Doogle

All (except 60-80 I can think of) corrupt, criminal congresscritters should be removed and “stood against a wall” to clean-out the filth/garbage/trash. The entire US Gov’t bureaucracy is so infiltrated w/ enviro-wackos and commies, it needs a thorough “cleansing”, too.


7 posted on 07/24/2012 1:34:43 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: henkster

Yes!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2910172/posts?page=7#7


8 posted on 07/24/2012 1:37:12 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

Our founders declared that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness were inalienable rights. Yet here we are wearing ourselves out fighting the government for the freedoms that founded this country.


9 posted on 07/24/2012 1:39:10 PM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: hattend

” If the fishing is not impacted, then envirals lose credibility...again.”

That’s PRECISELY WHY it’ll never happen.


10 posted on 07/24/2012 1:39:27 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill
There's a definite lack of vision in this project ~ and in everybody's response to it ~ whether EPA, local Alaskans, salmon lovers, wild bears, or people on this thread.

$500 billion is a huge amount of money. Somebody has a dammed waste area in mind ~ and EPA, etc. fear it may spill.

It wouldn't if it were built like a serious dam ~ with concrete and steel, and millions of tons of concrete shipped in at enormous cost from the lower 48 and China.

But what's a couple of billion bucks when you are talking about $500 billion?

I think a deal is possible.

11 posted on 07/24/2012 1:39:27 PM PDT by muawiyah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Noumenon

Stand the treasonous bastards against a wall!


12 posted on 07/24/2012 1:41:22 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

That is 1/2 a year of Obamacare.


13 posted on 07/24/2012 1:44:12 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: muawiyah

Entrepreneurs will be able to create the dam and make it safer for the salmon and the bears. I suggest you send the article and your response to Romney’s PAC and give him some more ammo. I just wish he would go pro-life.


14 posted on 07/24/2012 1:46:06 PM PDT by huldah1776
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: huldah1776

If this is to be a heap-leach operation, there is every reason to have the strictest controls.


15 posted on 07/24/2012 1:53:29 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: muawiyah

I agree; safety is paramount. But the EPA won’t consider a deal. They’re 95% controlled by enviro-wackos who don’t want to be proven wrong that it can be done safely. If it can’t, then it shouldn’t be done until the technology catches-up to the economics of reality.


16 posted on 07/24/2012 1:53:50 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

Obama: “You’re not going to build that!”


17 posted on 07/24/2012 1:55:32 PM PDT by cicero2k
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Baynative

Something’s definitely wrong here, isn’t it? I think we both know “what” it is...


18 posted on 07/24/2012 2:00:50 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: EQAndyBuzz

At the very least, that we know right now. Betcha it’s much more, in the final accounting.


19 posted on 07/24/2012 2:08:51 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: cicero2k

Obstructionist-In-Chief.


20 posted on 07/24/2012 2:12:52 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-39 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson