By Charlotte Tanner
October 15, 2007
I wish to thank Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, I hope she can get her
Bills passed to undo the dirty work of our previous egregious
Governor whose name I shall not mention.
I worked in Naknek, Alaska during the late 60's and early 70's,
and find it nearly impossible to believe that the construction
of this mine is being contemplated. Bristol Bay supplies us
with all our Red Salmon. During the years I worked there, the
summer season fishery supplied work, and food, for everybody
living around Bristol Bay.
To think of constructing something that is as toxic as a mining
operation on shakey ground, just leaves me dumbfounded. Everywhere
in the world that mines operate, the land is poisoned, no matter
what the Corporations promised beforehand. Then when the minerals
are depleted they leave, leaving piles of toxic waste, oh perhaps
they may get a fine or two, but that is nothing compared to a
poisoned Bristol Bay.
It makes me sick to even think that this thing might happen.
I eat canned Red Salmon regularly, are we going to let that
disappear? The endangered Canned Red Salmon....
About: "Resident of Alaska
since 1968, currently serving as an Americorps Volunteer in Louisville,
Received October 12, 2007 -
Published October 15, 2007
Mine project By Gabrielle LeDoux
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