Monday, March 11, 2013

From The News

Are you willing to sacrifice the environment for short term jobs.  All mines have a productive life span, and what are you left with after. Anytime a company says that it will follow all government environmental rules you know things will go wrong.  It is simple.  Most government environmental regulations allow more toxic waste into the environment than the environment or people can handle.  Environmental rules are  to make things easier for companies and make governments look like they are doing the right thing.  They are not really there to protect the environment, they seldom do.  Protest and civil action do more to protect the environment.  You have to work so politicians feel that it is in their best interests to listen to the people on environmental matters.

From the News

Company defends gold mine project

by The Canadian Press - Story: 88586
Mar 10, 2013 / 11:30 am

A Vancouver mining company says its planned gold mine in Greece that has spurred local opposition isn't a threat to the environment.
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets Saturday in Greece's second largest city of Thessaloniki to protest the Eldorado Gold Corp. mine set to operate east of the city.
Eldorado vice-president Nancy Woo says activists' concerns that the mine will pollute the environment are wrong.
She says the mine, which is set to begin digging soon, will follow the necessary European Union and Greek environmental rules.
Activists say the mine will put out toxic substances and throttle the local tourism industry.
But others living near the mine site on the Halkidiki peninsula say the project will pump badly needed jobs into the hard-hit Greek economy.
The Canadian Press

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