Re: NANFA-- AARRGHH (EPA Would Allow Mine Dumping in Waterways)

R. W. Wolff (
Fri, 26 Apr 2002 19:19:52 -0500

Of course the slant would be that way from the Washington COMPost. It
sounded more like a speech by a contender for election in '04 than an
objective piece. Like how dirt and rock kept being restated as waste,
equating it with garbage from a landfill.

I am not trying to say that filling in streams is a good thing, but you
have to look at where many of these articles are coming from. Lobbying here
in Wisconsin has worked to stop cyanide use, atleast so far, in the upper
Wolf River for copper mining. They are supposedly trying to work on ways to
mine the copper without using cyanide or affecting the river. Land owners
and users of public downstream areas led the charge and made this possible.
Local papers usually only reported how the "evil mining company" wanted to
turn the Wolf River into a flowing cess pool. Little was heard on the
results of how this grass roots activisim worked, mostly by trying to work
with the companies, since they do pay wages. Can't live and enjoy the Wolf
River if you don't have a job to have a roof over your head there.

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