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Fight heats up over EPA
sabotage of Alaska gold mine

Fox News, by Dan Springer

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/25/2014 4:27:48 AM

The Environmental Protection Agency is under fire for a preemptive strike against a massive copper and gold mine in Alaska, where hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of jobs are at stake. The controversy centers on Pebble Mine, located 200 miles southeast of Anchorage. It is the largest deposit of copper and gold in North America. But environmental groups and fishermen, worried about the impact to the world’s most abundant salmon run in Bristol Bay, fought the mine from the beginning. “It was people from Alaska that requested the EPA come in and take action,” said Tim Bristol, of Trout Unlimited in

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Hank Reardon, 7/25/2014 5:55:11 AM     (No. 9939204)

Ignore the EPA and their rules and regulations. Be like the commander-in-chief.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: gasmeterguy, 7/25/2014 8:09:42 AM     (No. 9939312)

The EPA should not be concerned with what people do on their own property. However, should pollution, dirty run-off, hazardous material cross the property line and enter property belonging to someone else, then the EPA should step in. Unfortunately the EPA has taken on the roll of code enforcers for every square inch of land in the country, a role for which they are horrendously unprepared.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: curious1, 7/25/2014 9:16:34 AM     (No. 9939412)

#2, attempting to give the EPA a little authority is proven not to work. Look at their initial mission when created and compare to what they claim now - all without significant enabling legislation from congress. The fedgov must be kept on a very stout, short leash and starved of money at all times. Otherwise you get what we have today.

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