Skip to comments.Fox's John Stossel Exposes New York Times 'Green Baloney' by Rich JFK Grandkid
Posted on 05/28/2017 6:29:57 AM PDT by rktman
Fox's John Stossel penned a column on the "Green Baloney" at The New York Times featuring a May 13 story headlined "In Reversal, E.P.A. Eases Path for a Mine Near Alaska's Bristol Bay." It came with a big aerial picture of Dillingham, a fishing village on an inlet of the bay. We'll get to how "near" the mine is to the bay in a minute. They have hoped to mine copper, gold, and silver at the site.
While this was just another of their stories about how Donald Trump will poison America, it caught my eye because of the big photo and because I once reported on that mine. Attempted mine, I should say. No holes have been dug.
I reported on Pebble Mine because the EPA rejected the mine even before its environmental impact statement was submitted. The Obama EPA squashed Pebble like it squashed the Keystone XL pipeline. It just said no.
This shocked CEO Tom Collier. He's a Democrat who managed environment policy for Al Gore and Bill Clinton. He was convinced Pebble could be developed safely and assumed EPA regulators would follow their own rules. They didn't.
"They killed this project before any science was done, and there are memos that show that!" Collier complained
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
The proposed Pebble Mine is staggeringly big. The development will need a lot of energy; their,schemes to provide it are scary. Everythnig short of a nuclear power plant...but...hmmm...I havent seen a recent proposal.
NON print version:
“The development will need a lot of energy; their,schemes to provide it are scary.”
“it is in the watershed of Bristol Bay ... the mine could affect the fishery.”
If that’s the news standard, roughly 1/3 of the country drains in the Gulf of Mexico fishery (where most of our shrimp comes from).
Time to shut down the farms?
Pebble Mine is worrisome to me, an established miner and seller of minerals.
The size of the mine, plus the nature of the stored spoil material will require monitoring and remediation for centuries.
Let’s take it slow...
That’s what happens when the Clintons don’t get their cut.
“impressive” might be a more suitable adjective, for supporters of American energy and mining industries!
As you can see below most of the salmon tributaries drain into Lake Iliamna.
The Pebble mine might be 100 miles from nowhere but in Alaska that's no all that far, especially considering the salmon rivers in that district would be sterilized should a breach happen in the mine's retaining pond - no matter how well designed.
Here is the map of the fishing districts in BB:
Which side of the discussion one is on seems to boil down to a handful of mining jobs verses an established industry ... do you side with jobs and income for a small number of people for a relatively short period of time, or with a sustainable fishery which has employed and fed people worldwide for over a century; do you prefer salmon from fish farms filled with the goodness of antibiotics, food dye, cuprous oxide and other delicious additives, or do you prefer your salmon as nature created it?
Tx for the info.
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