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Fri Jul 19, 2019, 09:07 PM

Appeals court upholds Trump move to drop mine pollution rule

Source: Associated Press


Matthew Brown, Associated Press Updated 7:16 pm CDT, Friday, July 19, 2019



Photo: Adella Harding, AP
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FILE - This undated file photo shows Barrick Goldstrike Mines' Betze-Post open pit near Carlin, Nev. A three-judge panel with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled Friday, July 19, 2019, that state and federal programs ensure mining companies take financial responsibility for their pollution. (Adella Harding/The Daily Free Press via AP, File)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) A U.S. appeals court panel sided with the Trump administration Friday in a mining pollution dispute, ruling that state and federal programs already in place ensure that companies take financial responsibility for future cleanups.

The ruling came after the administration was sued by environmental groups for dropping an Obama-era proposal that would have forced companies to put up money to show they have resources to clean up pollution.

The mining industry has a legacy of bankrupt companies abandoning polluted sites and leaving taxpayers to cover cleanup costs.

But the three-judge panel with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said it was "unpersuaded" by the environmentalists' arguments that the Trump administration relied on a faulty economic analysis in making its decision.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Appeals-court-upholds-Trump-move-to-drop-mine-14108534.php

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 09:21 PM

1. YEP rape the earth then

Claim bankruptcy. That's their style

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Fri Jul 19, 2019, 09:39 PM

2. Buffy Sainte Marie - "The Priests of the Golden Bull"



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Who brought the bomb wrapped up in business cards
And stained with steak?
Who hires a maid to wash his money?
Who keeps politicians on the take?
Who puts outspoken third-worlders in jail
Just to shut them down?
Oh the lies vary from place to place but the truth is still the same,
Even in this town
Money junkies all over the world
Trample us on their way to the bank
They run in every race
Windego
Third-worlders see it first:
The dynamite, the dozers, the cancer and the acid rain
The corporate caterpillars come into our backyards
And turn the world to pocket change
Reservations are the nuclear frontline;
Uranium poisoning kills
We're starving in a handful of gluttons
We're drowning in their gravy spills
Their tongues are silver forks
There's a lack of wisdom,
You can hear it on their breath
Windego
It's delicate confronting these priests of the golden bull
They preach from the pulpit of the bottom line
Their minds rustle with million dollar bills
You say Silver burns a hole in your pocket
And Gold burns a hole in your soul
Well, uranium burns a hole in forever
It just gets out of control
There was a crooked man who walked a crooked mile
He raised a crooked sixpence to hide a crooked style
He won a crooked vote and smiled a crooked smile
Windego
Their tongues are silver forks
There's a lack of wisdom,
You can hear it on their breath
Windego


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Sat Jul 20, 2019, 10:57 AM

3. Abandoning and then declaring bankruptcy is part of the "business plan."

They know damn well that there are tremendous costs associated with a land recovery plan. So, then, just file and walk away. The board made themselves millions, so who cares.

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