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#896058 - 09/02/08 10:12 PM Re: McCain just earned my vote (fishing related) [Re: B.D.]
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You're missing my point. We can "protect" the environment to the point that we can't do anything. I'm not willing to do that. If the people of Alaska think they have a way of making their lives better by mining, mine away. I don't think it's right for zealots from all over the nation to try and dictate what the Alaskans want to do for their needs. Democrats keep yaking about the need for renewable resources. Fine. Take half the handouts they've been championing for fifty years and develop something other than breastfed adult Americans.
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#897078 - 09/03/08 04:09 PM Re: McCain just earned my vote (fishing related) [Re: Hangnail]
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How come her face ain't all swirly? Hero shot.
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#901817 - 09/06/08 11:56 AM Re: McCain just earned my vote (fishing related) [Re: Hangnail]
B.D.
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 Originally Posted By: Hangnail
You're missing my point. We can "protect" the environment to the point that we can't do anything.


You can go overboard with environmentalism, to the point where you're really just anti-technology. You can also go overboard with anti-environmentalism, to the point where you allow polluters to do whatever they want with no regulation. Neither extreme serves our interests.

Pebble Mine isn't an "overboard" issue though.

The problem with Pebble Mine is that it would be the largest open-pit mine in North America, right at the top of the Bristol Bay drainage. It will generate 2.5 billion tons of acidic waste material that will contaminate the biggest sockeye salmon fishery in the world.

Sportfishing groups and commercial fishing groups alike oppose the mine. It's not even a close call. Opponents include the Sportsman's Alliance for Alaska, Alaska Wilderness Recreation and Tourism Association, Alaska Independent Fishermen's Marketing Association, Federation of Fly Fishers, Trout Unlimited, American Rivers, etc.

Governor Palin has said in some places that she has no position on the mine, and then in other places she has suggested that she supports the mine.

Regardless of her stance on other issues, she ought to be ashamed for allowing this project to go forward. She's not supporting sport fishermen or conservationists.

If you want to read more:

http://www.stoppebblemine.com/

http://www.flyfisherman.com/alaska/jrpebble/

http://www.sportsmansalliance4ak.org/assets/Latest_News/TU-AFFTA_ad_press_release_FINAL.pdf

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Edited by Brian Dunigan (09/06/08 11:57 AM)

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