Skip to comments.Gold miners in remote Alaska town want answers after task force storms in
Posted on 09/05/2013 5:20:58 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
Some miners in Alaska want the feds to start digging for answers.
A task force including members of 10 state and federal law enforcement agencies descended on a gold mine in the tiny town of Chicken (pop. 17) last month, in what locals described as a raid.
Imagine coming up to your diggings, only to see agents swarming over it like ants, wearing full body armor, with jackets that say "POLICE" emblazoned on them, and all packing side arms, gold miner C.R. Hammond told the Alaska Dispatch. How would you have felt? You would be wondering, My God, what have I done now?
A spokesman for the federal Environmental Protection Agency did not deny that agents wore body armor and carried guns, but said it was not a "raid."
"The ongoing investigation conducted by the AK Environmental Crimes Task Force -- consisting of EPA, ADEC, USFWS, ADFG, BLM, Coast Guard, FBI, Alaska State Troopers, NOAA, & US Park Service -- did not result in a raid," the statement read. "The Task Force members involved in the investigation during the week of August 19, 2013, were EPA's Criminal Investigation Division & Bureau of Land Management's Office of Law Enforcement & Security, in cooperation with ADEC's Environmental Crimes Unit."
The investigation was into possible violations of the Clean Water Act, according to the EPA.
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This was an Obama terror offensive against American citizens!
When you've got the power, you must use it. Otherwise, you lose it.
Forerunner of Obama’s Civilian Defense Force coming to a town near you.
These Federal idiots have to be staying someplace. It’d be a pity if all their cars ended up with flat tires, their rooms full of vermin, local vendors refusing to serve them food.....
It’d be a shame if a wolf or bear ate em.
They could have sent up a couple of guys in a Crown Vic with donuts and coffee and gotten better intel. Instead, they send up an army and come back with nothing.
I count ten agencies, almost as many as there are people in that town.
Proves we need MUCH less government.
The jack-booted thugs are just practicing for their raids on ICU departments and maternity wards in hospitals for ObamaCare next year.
Yeah, and I'm thinking one of them is a rat.
The Democrat-dominated Oregon legislature went after mining rights this past session. We tried to stop them, and succeeded in getting a watered-down bill. But mining will be halted after 2014 for five years while they ‘study’ the enviro-impact of mining, even when we already know there’s no big impact on our streams. B*st*rds!
they thought no one would notice
Now we have the Bread and Circus Syria show.
I could care less if every satanist moslem on the planet killed themselves or each other.
The Washingtonians will continue to vote to fund Obamacare/EPA, etc.
GOP doesn't care if they are the conductors on the gravy train or merely along for the ride.
We do not have a party that speaks for taxpayers, only two factions in DC that have elections to determine who controls the spoils.
There will be no solutions coming from the political class in DC.
The nation is too large and to divided to continue to be governed by an elite political class in DC that extorts 4 trillion dollars a year from those outside the beltway, skims off the top for themselves and their friends, and then deficit spends even more in exchange for votes to keep itself and the Federal apparatchiks living in fat city.
They can only continue this tyranny through the use and threat of violent force and intimidation, along with Gestapo tactics 21st century style including surveillance of all citizens.
The free states must refuse to participate in the monstrosity on the Potomac by refusing to send or vote for representatives to Congress, and by forming alliances with other states of like mind.
The Governors have National Guard at their disposal and must be ready to use them for defense if the Washingtonians invade their territory.
The greatest threat to the freedom and liberty of the US Citizen is the Federal Apparatus in DC, not a bunch of ragheads in the middle east.
Instead of being concerned about whether the streams are made worse or better (there could be some operations made to improve them to offset any known harm from mining) they are treated as if they were holy and sacrosanct.
And anyhow, the task to force storms into Chicken is Al Gore’s is it not?
Thank God these minors weren’t selling raw milk or guitars with forbidden wood in them! Another test run by the 0bama Nazi’s, no doubt.
That too. And I’ll bet that little town has at least 4 guns for every one those Feddies have. It’d be a damn shame if they all just vanished into the Alaskan wilderness.
I bet there was no clean air in what the miners said about the raiders.
Jack booted thuggery.
They are doing it for two reasons:
2) Self protection for when the American people finally say "enough of this sh1t" and the lead starts flying
The mining is usually incidental to the main plot but it is shoehorned in there.
No mining is the new cause celib apparently.
The whole point of these policies is to make it economically infeasible to live in remote areas. They want to force people into cities.
They were afraid of the roosters in Chicken!!
Well hey, the bears gotta eat too.
We even had scientists testify that the dredging operations bring food to the surface that fish use, and any sediments stirred up are soon re-deposited on the stream floor. No facts disturb a democrat’s strongly-held convictions.
They drive brand new wheels either rented or owned by the apparatus they work for, paid for by money extorted from Americans that work and PAY federal taxes.
This stunt proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the apparatchiks are off the reservation.
Once the mining stops...it’s finished.
The bar required for mining to resume after 5 years will be set to the impossible standard of having to prove that it’s 100% safe.
To me this is a clear cut violation of the takings clause.
They were given all this crap, and now they have to justify having it. So since there are not a lot of actual terrorists, they will use SWAT teams for parking tickets.
It will then become a self fulfilling prophecy, because people will only put up with this kind of thing for so long before they start pushing back. And they will be branded terrorists just for disagreeing.
Yeah it sounds like the Gaia/sacrosanct model is carrying the day. A sad story because God gave the earth to be taken wise care of, not to be knelt to.
They’re sure as *hell* going to sort that out the second the outsiders leave. Yeah.
Hmm, a town of 17. I’m not much concerned because I live in Texas. I think the strategy now after Waco, the feds are kept out. Plus if a small town was taken over and another move to the nearest town, word spreads fast here. I think the 3rd town may be a problem regardless of their mechanized divisions. We will prevail.
Well if Congress regained sense and we did not have an impossible president, all this bureaucracy could be overruled overnight. It’s not that hard. However, we will have to deal with Satan’s redoubts before we can deal effectively with the political questions. God has put this situation well beyond political rescue for a good reason. He’s there going Yoo Hoo! from heaven. Maybe some day America will actually listen!
You miss my point entirely.
I don’t mine or grow air, or for that matter water.
Its Alaska, it might just be better if they don’t end up anywhere, ever again.
That picture is disgusting. And so are the people in it.
That’s a stretch, but hey. Getting water from the likes of reservoirs is not mining. Maybe getting it from wells, but who pumps the ore from a mine... lame simile.
I wonder what Och ever did to deserve all those Anti’s.
(Duck’n & runn’n)
Sadly I have run into people who would not understand what you just said. Raw material and end product are not related in their minds.
All of you are wrong. Stuff is made in factories and sold in stores.
Mining and all that dirty stuff are just evil capitalist stuff.
Don't even consider tearing the tag off that mattress or you'll have armored vehicles surrounding your "compound".
An ancient Sumerian curse was “may the dead outnumber the living!” Our curse is that our government goons outnumber our citizens...
I wouldn’t be surprised if we don’t hear in a few months about some guy in Chicken with an Obama sticker on his dog sled being attacked and eaten by a bear. Those guys just do not know how to keep a low profile.
Why arnt these guys sent to the mex border...if they need practice ....Ive worked with mex. for 9 yrs...the stories they told were amazing the border area is worse than iraq.