Am I really that much of a loony Leftie to be slightly uncomfortable about this?
“A mining company was given the go-ahead by the Supreme Court on Monday to dump waste from an Alaskan gold mine into a nearby 23-acre lake, although the material will kill all of the lake’s fish“
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, whose name may ring a bell, hailed the decision as “a green light for responsible resource development”. What a Sarah Palin ‘scorched earth’ policy would look like, I shudder to think.
For those against the decision, however, there is at least a new battlefront on which to pitch their tents.
“The court ruling “confirms that this thoroughly studied permit and plan is the best environmental choice” for disposal of the mine’s waste, said Tony Ebersole, the company’s director of corporate communications. Company lawyers said in court arguments that after mining activities are halted the lake will be restocked.
“The lake will be as good or better as a fishery than it is today,” Ebersole said”
A promise for which Mr Ebersole and his boardroom colleagues should be hounded to the ends of the Earth until they have delivered on it to the letter.
And I won’t pretend I’m holding my breath.