To the Journal editor:
Water activists for a vital earth are not fooled by the Kennecott visitors. Coercion compelling a result is not, in fact, community relations, which is the tired-word misuse given to our community by our Kennecott visitors.
Independent monitoring is not third party, non-biased scientific monitoring. Even with monitoring, we all know by now when particulates are in the air as oil is in the ocean, foreign substances have been released.
A vigorous push for a road that has gone on for years involves a larger plan than we have been given by our Kennecott visitors. Business enterprises are referred to as having gone public when they are doing business as.
This may be the public our Kennecott visitors are speaking of with the (another tired phrase of theirs) for the public good. This so-called good is limited to financial and without a doubt has strings attached. Sorry folks, there's no such thing as a free lunch.
Just as first nation's people were given nice cozy warm blankets that were infected with the small pox virus for which the consequences to those who accepted this community relation for their good resulted in devistation and death and there after permanent loss of home where mineral rights could be easily obtained by the visitors.
Finally progress moving forward is not the erosion of that which is life sustaining. This has been another double speak and justified with, that's how these things are done. These truths we hold to be self evident. Those with Sisu know this to the core.
Just because there's not been an earthquake in the U.P. that could alter everything around the Salmon Trout River doesn't mean one could never happen.
We've all learned of events around the globe that never happened before and what ever taxation of our visitors would never begin to touch damages that could result form a sulfide mine.
From near the shores of Gitchee Gumee.