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Internal Memos Reveal EPA Worked Behind The Scenes To Kill Alaska Mine Project
Fox News ^ | 5-1-2014 | Fox News

Posted on 05/01/2014 5:51:42 PM PDT by blam

Edited 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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; communists; epa; fedmob; mines; pebblemine
The Communists now control every department of government and see no reason to obey the law.
1 posted on 05/01/2014 5:51:42 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

That Gina McCarthy dude looks scary. I mean, I wouldn’t want to mess with him in some dark alley someplace.


2 posted on 05/01/2014 5:54:41 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: blam
Now that the Federal gov sees no reason to obey the law neither do I.

Forward, Banana Republic!

3 posted on 05/01/2014 5:57:49 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: blam

Collusion is an agreement between two or more parties, sometimes illegal and therefore secretive, to limit open competition by deceiving, misleading, or defrauding ..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collusion

don’t worry. only big evil oil companies are guilty of this.
It is always about control with this administration.

Report: Obama Appointees Using Secret Email Accounts
http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/303259-report-obama-appointees-using-secret-email-accounts

Senate Republicans Use Democrats’ Own Words to Reveal Broken Promises on “Transparency” - Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpgO5Lgq3SE&feature=player_embedded


4 posted on 05/01/2014 6:01:19 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: fhayek

Bull dyke.


5 posted on 05/01/2014 6:03:44 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: blam
"Alaska is a long way from Washington, D.C.,” Rep. James Lankford, R-Okla., told Fox News. “There is no reason for Washington, D.C., to run affairs in Alaska.”

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.

6 posted on 05/01/2014 6:04:09 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: blam

“neutral and scientific review”

Has the EPA ever done that? No wonder so many consider the government to be a mortal enemy.


7 posted on 05/01/2014 6:05:49 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: Rodamala

That doesn’t explain why the EPA was intent on killing the project two years before any study was done.


8 posted on 05/01/2014 6:08:21 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: blam

Deauthorize the EPA.

Any serious candidate for POTUS has to have this a a campaign promise.


9 posted on 05/01/2014 6:11:01 PM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: blam

Phil North in his EPA office in Anchorage, his first station in Alaska, before moving to Kenai in 1998.

10 posted on 05/01/2014 6:11:17 PM PDT by kcvl
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his 20-plus-year career with the Environmental Protection Agency


11 posted on 05/01/2014 6:12:08 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Rodamala

Do you like electricity? Then we need copper.


12 posted on 05/01/2014 6:14:18 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: DariusBane

This location is risky...


13 posted on 05/01/2014 6:19:03 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: blam

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 Parker’s and the tribes’ letter.

http://www.conservativeactionalerts.com/2013/08/behind-alaskas-pebble-mine-controversy-is-a-hidden-influence-whodunit/


14 posted on 05/01/2014 6:19:08 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: blam
In fact, the agency leadership had not made a decision on whether to proceed to 404(c) action until the scientific analysis was complete," the EPA said.

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.

15 posted on 05/01/2014 6:26:48 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: blam; cracker45; Tainan; Jet Jaguar; SENTINEL; redpoll; ArmyTeach; Eska; hattend; hosepipe; ...

Alaska ping.


16 posted on 05/01/2014 6:27:51 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: blam

Five of the Worst EPA Fails

1.Gina McCarthy’s former deputy stole $900,000 from the EPA

2.Former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson still hasn’t 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 EPA’s own Inspector General admits that their employees have trouble understanding science!

http://www.atr.org/five-worst-epa-fails-a7848#ixzz30W8Q9zB3
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17 posted on 05/01/2014 6:28:17 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: fhayek
interesting Juxtaposition between the article's photo ad the ad to the right....I must say

the Pebbles ...mine never stood a chance...




18 posted on 05/01/2014 6:33:53 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: kcvl

This must be stopped!!How can Alaskans vote DEMOCRAT? Are you IDIOTS? Why do you do that?


19 posted on 05/01/2014 6:35:27 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: blam

Liberal fascism VS the Constitutional Right of Due Process.

How much further will the country sink?


20 posted on 05/01/2014 6:37:28 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Rodamala
For the life of me I don't understand why anybody would believe that IF this project ever gets started, that every governing regulatory agency both federal and state would not be on site making sure that the integrity of the salmon streams was protected.

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?

21 posted on 05/01/2014 6:47:52 PM PDT by gettinolder
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Every location is risky.


22 posted on 05/01/2014 6:57:04 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: blam

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..


23 posted on 05/01/2014 9:51:50 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: DariusBane

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.


24 posted on 05/02/2014 3:48:22 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: DariusBane

Pebble’s risk is in the range of unacceptable.


25 posted on 05/02/2014 4:32:51 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Rodamala

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.


26 posted on 05/02/2014 6:28:16 AM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: Rodamala
Really?

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.

27 posted on 05/07/2014 6:49:09 PM PDT by Species8472 (Ordinary acts of everyday folks keep the darkness at bay)
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To: Species8472

Good luck.


28 posted on 05/07/2014 7:02:11 PM PDT by Rodamala
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