Sunday, April 14, 2013
Betsy Daub On Copper Nickel Mining - "Friends Of The Boundary Waters" - "It's never been done before safely"
Perhaps this should have been titled: "It's About The Fundraising!"
According to Betsy Daub, copper nickel mining has never been done before safely. Perhaps it's time to start working with projects to make them better rather than worrying about fundraising and the "Friends" bottom line. We all promote minerals mining when we pick up our phone, buy a car, wire our house or have any other modern day appliance. To think otherwise is hypocritical Betsy. Have a look at the links below, someone is barking up the wrong tree on this one once again.
"These types of mines have always polluted their nearby waters. Every place they've been done in the country. These are high risk polluting mines that we are now talking about putting near places that Minnesotans care a whole lot about."
Betsy Daub: Friends the Boundary Waters Wilderness, Copper Nickel Mining Discussion, April 9, 2013.
Research the information below for yourself, one might conclude it is all about fundraising and not modern day reality in mining. This project was reclaimed successfully.
JUDGE FINDS FLAMBEAU MINING CO.
COMMITTED TO “PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND PRESERVATION OF WATER QUALITY”
Contrary to public statements made by the plaintiffs,
Judge Crabb found that no harm was done to the Flambeau River. She stated “Plaintiffs cannot make a plausible argument that the quality of the water in the river is affected by the discharges from the biofilter. They can continue to enjoy the river for fishing, recreation and wildlife viewing without any concern for the river’s water quality resulting from biofilter discharges, not only because the biofilter is being replaced but because it never threatened the river’s water quality during the period at issue in this suit.”
Reclaimed Mine Photos: