Skip to comments.Internal Memos Reveal EPA Worked Behind The Scenes To Kill Alaska Mine Project
Posted on 05/01/2014 5:51:42 PM PDT by blamEdited on 05/01/2014 6:10:40 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency came under fire Thursday after new emails surfaced that allegedly show government officials worked in secret with tribal leaders and other environmental groups to preemptively oppose the controversial Pebble Mine project in Alaska before a review was even conducted.
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That Gina McCarthy dude looks scary. I mean, I wouldn’t want to mess with him in some dark alley someplace.
Forward, Banana Republic!
Collusion is an agreement between two or more parties, sometimes illegal and therefore secretive, to limit open competition by deceiving, misleading, or defrauding ..
don’t worry. only big evil oil companies are guilty of this.
It is always about control with this administration.
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I suppose Oklahoma is a lot closer to Alaska... just sayin.
The fact of the matter is that the local Alaskans that depend upon the Salmon harvest in the area that WILL BE affected by this mine, DO NOT wish to risk destroying their livelihood.
Copper mining is one of the most environmentally unfriendly mining operations there is. Just saying.
“neutral and scientific review”
Has the EPA ever done that? No wonder so many consider the government to be a mortal enemy.
That doesn’t explain why the EPA was intent on killing the project two years before any study was done.
Deauthorize the EPA.
Any serious candidate for POTUS has to have this a a campaign promise.
Phil North in his EPA office in Anchorage, his first station in Alaska, before moving to Kenai in 1998.
his 20-plus-year career with the Environmental Protection Agency
Do you like electricity? Then we need copper.
This location is risky...
In 2008, two years before Parker and the tribes electrifying letter, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation gave nearly $3 million to Alaska groups for purposes they described as, Pebble mine campaign coordination, and $766,000 more in 2010, according to their Form 990 reports. Moore gave activists two years to pressure EPA in preparation for Parkers and the tribes letter.
Sure they will wait until they have sucked every possible dime in fees for processing application paper work from the mining company before disapproving the project.
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1.Gina McCarthys former deputy stole $900,000 from the EPA
2.Former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson still hasnt come clean about her email addresses
3.EPA is in violation of a subpoena regarding their costly regulations
4.EPA colluded with radical environmental interests to block the building of a pebble mine-before they could even submit a plan
5.The EPAs own Inspector General admits that their employees have trouble understanding science!
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This must be stopped!!How can Alaskans vote DEMOCRAT? Are you IDIOTS? Why do you do that?
Liberal fascism VS the Constitutional Right of Due Process.
How much further will the country sink?
Maybe it's just me or do people think that if it (Pebble Mine) ever gets going that the government just turns and walks away, allowing this or any mining operation (or logging, or farming, or oil rig etc etc..) to dirty the waters or operate with no oversight?
Every location is risky.
Whats the Pebble Mine?.......
Just the largest deposit of GOLD, Silver, copper and molybdenum ever found.. a few miles south west of Anchorage..
A very threat to the Salmon... if at all..
This is a risk versus reward affair.
I am not an Alaskan, so what does it matter what I think?
Hell, I am not even a Representative from Oklahoma.
I will say this, though... there is plenty of copper in the desert wastelands of Arizona. Plus, I have little doubt the refined copper from Pebble Mine would just go right to China for their warmachine... and in return we get shipping containers of plastic fake dog turds to sell to the unwashed American masses at Wal*Mart.
Pebble’s risk is in the range of unacceptable.
Copper is fungible. China will get their copper. China uses more copper than we do because they have an economy that is not strangled by regulations. USA doesn’t need as much because we don’t grow. We choke on ourselves and waste trillions on dog parks that nobody uses. I think i should go learn manderan so i can speak with my new masters.
Perhaps you can explain why the most highly prized, expensive and heavily marketed Alaska salmon spawn in the tailings of an unregulated copper mine. (Google Copper River Red Salmon or Kennicott mine)
Following that you can ask why there are any salmon at all left in Bristol bay. In 1912, Mt. Katami erupted and spilled 2 1/2 cubic miles of highly sulphuric volcanic ash into the watershed. Steam still seeps from the "valley of ten thousand smokes". The lakes there are still stained and colored with ash and pumice from the eruption and support the highest population of salmon in the world. There are rivers and creeks that run off of the volcanic areas with a ph of 10+ where salmon spawn today.
The impact of nature over the last hundred years has been orders of magnitude greater than even a catastrophic failure at the proposed mine.
The Bristol Bay Area is a bountiful resource where salmon is in abundance for 6 weeks a year. The rest of the time is is an area of extreme poverty steeped in alcoholism, substance abuse, suicide, and dependency. The pebble project would boost the economy, add year round jobs and break the cycle of abuse and dependency in the region.