Good intentions won't protect habitat

Posted: Monday, July 09, 2007

Right now, 42,000 gallons of crude oil washed out of a refinery in Kansas by a flood are contaminating thousands of homes and threatening Tulsa's water supply. The refinery owners never intended such a thing to happen, but it did.

Exxon never intended to spill a tanker load of crude in Prince William Sound, but they did. The multinational corporation that is pushing the Pebble Mine project is spending huge bucks on PR promising they would never do anything to harm fish and wildlife habitat. They may not intend any harm but we all know that they can't control weather and earthquakes, and damage to the Bristol Bay drainage is inevitable.

The promise is empty. The project is not worth the price.

Catherine Cassidy


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