Mining for answers

To the Journal editor:

A question I’ve had for quite some time, is, what is the plan for any worst case scenario as a result of mineral/resource extraction from the sulfide ore bodies of the Eagle Rock proposed mine?

Repeatedly over the years we’ve been told that safety is of the utmost importance and there is no need for concern. Concern is a requisite, responsible, response of any citizen. Particularly when an activity on such a scale exists in one’s community.

Superfund sites leave what lives that are left there devastated. Sites listed as Superfund sites throughout the U.S. have not been remediated.

Great expense has gone to remedy land and water. (as far as I know there has been no effort to remedy compromised air quality).

We can count on taxes going up, more than all the promised “jobs.”