|Re: Fwd: 500 years of treating polluted water for 20 years of mining?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: MADELINE SIMON (madeline-mplsmsn.com)|
|Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2013 18:29:17 -0800 (PST)|
I recently saw a local news item talking about this deal. It indicated that the former CEO of BP during the 2010 Gulf Oil spill, Tony Hayward, is associated with the Corus Group and Glencore International, and apparently one of them (I think it was Corus) is a corporate owner of PolyMet Mining. He is a "key" person in Glencore Int'l "to oversee environment and safety." See "Other Positions" in this link in Wikipedia. May also be able to find the news item from a Minnesota Tv station, which is where I saw it--probably kare11 or kstp. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Hayward Peace, Madeline > From: sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com > Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2013 12:04:12 -0600 > Subject: [CCC] Fwd: 500 years of treating polluted water for 20 years of > mining? > CC: fusclimate [at] justcomm.org > To: madeline-mpls [at] msn.com > > Yo Climate Change Agents! > > Here's a message about PolyMet Mining that was emailed to me today. There > will be three public informational meetings on Polymet in Minnesota in > January, including one at Saint Paul RiverCentre, 175 W Kellogg Blvd, on > Tuesday, January 28. It will begin with an open house at 5:00 pm, followed > by a formal presentation and public comment period at 6:45-10:00. I plan to > attend. It would be great if there were a few more warm and vocal bodies > from our group (and even better if someone could provide me with a ride). > > As I said at the Be the Spark session yesterday, adapting a couple of > Buddhist sayings, practice climate disruption activism for ten years, then > practice for ten more years, then practice for ten more years - and > practice climate disruption activism as if your hair were on fire. The > struggle continues. > > Scott Jackson > sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com > > > ---------- Forwarded message ---------- > From: Mining Truth <Reply [at] conservationminnesota.org> > Date: Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 11:40 AM > Subject: 500 years of treating polluted water for 20 years of mining? > To: sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com > > > [image: Mining Truth > Banner]<http://my.conservationminnesota.org/site/R?i=oA4Q9eTXwWNtatel2mxKng> > Donate<http://my.conservationminnesota.org/site/R?i=_mySwewJKQjWnbNKT2QZtA>| > Visit > Us Online<http://my.conservationminnesota.org/site/R?i=A4VnbRGeQs5grJQrQ-pLRQ> > > Dear Scott, > [image: Actual Mining Truth Graphic] > > 500 years of polluted water in exchange for 20 years of mining? > > That’s what PolyMet is proposing, and it’s now up to us to decide if this > is a bad deal for Minnesota. > > You asked Governor Dayton to use four common sense questions to evaluate > sulfide mining proposals. PolyMet and the sulfide mining industry said that > these were fair questions, and they could meet every one. > > But on Friday, PolyMet’s draft mine plan was published and it fails to > answer yes to a single one of these questions. > > If you think that PolyMet’s proposed mine shouldn’t go forward until they > can prove the answer is yes to each of these questions, now is the time to > tell the > DNR.<http://my.conservationminnesota.org/site/R?i=7A15TLlqph1dtC3mCLbEzA> > > *Will Minnesota’s water stay safe and clean?* > > *No* - PolyMet would create polluted water requiring expensive treatment > for 500 years after they stop mining, and millions of gallons of untreated, > polluted water would seep from the site every year into groundwater and > nearby rivers. > > *Are there strong safeguards in place for when things go wrong?* > > *No* - PolyMet’s plan fails to plan for contingencies like pipeline > breakages and extreme weather events. > > *Will the company leave the site clean and maintenance free?* > > *No* - PolyMet would leave behind a polluted site requiring hundreds of > years of monitoring, treatment of polluted water, and site maintenance. > > *Will Minnesota taxpayers be protected?* > > *No* - PolyMet’s mine plan doesn’t release details about how much of a > damage deposit would be needed to protect taxpayers from the cost of 500 > years of cleanup and maintenance. > > The DNR is now accepting public feedback on PolyMet’s draft mine plan. This > is your chance to decide and let them know if you think that 500 years of > expensive treatment of polluted water is a bad deal for Minnesota. > > <http://my.conservationminnesota.org/site/R?i=k7HQIBVd3Izs8eN0wJENEA> > > Click here to send a message to the > DNR.<http://my.conservationminnesota.org/site/R?i=fWPPk4qOZ6Jeh3Lk-FsIwA> > > Sincerely, > [image: Paul's Signature] [image: Paul Danicic Sig] [image: Scott Strand > Sig] > > Paul Austin > Executive Director > Conservation Minnesota > > Paul Danicic > Executive Director > Friends of the Boundary > Waters Wilderness > Scott Strand > Executive Director > Minnesota Center for > Environmental Advocacy > > > > <http://my.conservationminnesota.org/site/R?i=aosoZ8-jjhDxNI_HlDhdJg> > > Unsubscribe<http://my.conservationminnesota.org/site/CO?i=M7DeANJehkFGuDE_foQJ0ztHu8EAYdyd&cid=0> > | > Visit our web > site<http://my.conservationminnesota.org/site/R?i=BkgurfdF9P6FDH2JQuzKMA>| > Contact > Us <http://my.conservationminnesota.org/site/R?i=FBb7BLITqQQvQu5VQCCmvA> | > Donate <http://my.conservationminnesota.org/site/R?i=1bXefybSCIfEwAynObtoIQ>| > [image: > Facebook New Blue > 20]<http://my.conservationminnesota.org/site/R?i=6Fo2E0703EC6nJLn8hddTQ> > | [image: Twitter New Blue > 25]<http://my.conservationminnesota.org/site/R?i=o6S2K5ETz55SXpzkC5hMwA> > > > 1101 West River Parkway, Suite 250, Minneapolis, MN 55119 tel: > 612.767.2444 > Mining Truth© a project of Conservation Minnesota, Friends of the Boundary > Waters Wilderness, and the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy > > 2013 All rights reserved. > [image: powered by Blackbaud] > <http://my.conservationminnesota.org/site/R?i=MBQns_mazCbPM3U8I4b5IA> > nonprofit software > <http://my.conservationminnesota.org/site/R?i=yePqhlVn0pVRTfYKx14SYQ> > _________________________________________________________________ > To unsubscribe, modify your subscription options, or visit archives, please > visit: > http://lists.cohousing.org/mailman/listinfo/fusclimate
Fwd: 500 years of treating polluted water for 20 years of mining? Scott Jackson, December 9 2013
- Re: Fwd: 500 years of treating polluted water for 20 years of mining? MADELINE SIMON, December 9 2013
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