Discussion in 'General Global Topics' started by Said1, Apr 25, 2005.
This is about the Barrack Group, based here in Ontario.
Here's another really detailed report, covering most aspects of the project, including environmental concerns,and methods for removing glacier.
Gold mining is one of the most destructive mining practices there is. It amazes me that the "environmentally concerned" Canadians are some of the worst offenders considering how they are always preaching to America.....
That's why I wanted to stick with the Canadian mining industry. Technically, they are abiding by national standards, in "other" countries, but it doesn't justify their actions. Removing sections of a glacier with a bulldozer???
If an American company wanted to do that..... we would NEVER hear the end of it!
The estimate operation time of the mine is only 20 yrs. I'm for sustainable development, but this isn't it, Canadians should be outraged. How one goes about repairing the damage is beyond me, and Barrick acknowledes the technology doesn't exsist. The only thing slowing this project down at first was finances, now there are some environmenat assesments that have yet to be completed. This will determine the outcome of the project. How much to want to bet they'll get the go ahead?
I mean, so many are complaining about the glaciers being destroyed by "global warming" yet here is an example of a company PURPOSELY destroying a glacier.... can you imagine the environmental impact this would have? I am amazed that this is not a bigger story!
I've found almost zero protest coming from Canada, or any other environmental groups with respect to the project, which seems rather odd when you think about it. I saw a break down of investors, may be worth looking at again.
Yes it might be.... and if they are interesting enough, it might be just the kind of 1000 word question you want to get turned into a news story.....
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Well, my tree hugging zen prof claims to have close ties with several environmental organizations, now would be a good time to prove he's not all meditation and no action.
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