An election to ban development of extraction industries that may adversely impact Bristol Bay salmon streams approved the measure to the consternation of a global mining corporation seeking to start a vast open pit mine in the headwaters drainage of pristine Bristol Bay. The majority of the voters of the affected region voted in favor of banning development by a group including an Anglo-American mining corporation originating in South Africaâ€™s past.
Alaska Governor Sean Parnell has directed his Attorney General to take steps to invalidate the vote throwing democracy under the train in preferring bondage to the dark forces of ecospheric doom.
The corporate world has many political monkeys on strings to do their bidding. The Alaska Governor-an honorable man-should cut himself free of the pulling the strings of strings of corporate control manipulating him effectively as Don Corleone might have in the corrupt days of yore. Governor Parnell ought to respect democracy and quit playing the bully abusing the electorate of Bristol Bay.
The effort to save Bristol Bay with a public vote had more than a year of hard work put into the election phase. The wealthy global extraction schemers must have believed the rural hicks would be a political pushover. They took out many radio ads in support of development yet didnâ€™t say they had the state Governor in their pocket who would overturn the vote if they lost. It would have been fairer if Governor Parnell had said before the election that if the people didnâ€™t vote the way he said that he would use the power of the state to annihilate the vote and eventually the living vitality of Bristol Bay. The opportunity cost of wasting oneâ€™s time when there isnâ€™t a real chance to win can be high.
Two-Hundred fifty million years ago 90% of the life in the world ocean was exterminated probably by two high of level of carbonic acid. The construction of vast open pit mines in the head waters of Bristol Bay may accelerate the pooling of carbonic acid in the world ocean, as well as leaching potentially toxic heavy metals into streams and the Bay for several hundred or thousand years. Heavy metal pollutants can cause deformities and mutations in fish that survive toxic acid increases.
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