CBC Yukon is a good follow on Facebook for people from Haines and Skagway. They seem to be following the story of our mining threat closely. Maybe because it is close to them, it is a Canadian mining company, and that so many people from Whitehorse love to come to Haines for the fishing and wildlife viewing.
View CBC Yukon’s posting here.
Drilling can cause acid mine drainage.
Juneau Empire article here.
The Haines Highway in the USA is one of the easiest, safest, mountain environment roads anywhere. It is almost completely flat with no grades to speak of. There are no off cambered turns or other dangerous conditions. It is simply easy to drive and safe.
So why is a $100 million dollars being spent on it? Good question. First it’s a welfare grab to keep DOT and construction crews getting paid for years. Second it is a big give away to industries that don’t even exist yet!! Large scale mining, mining materials from Canada, pipeline building assistance, etc all do not exist yet but are the true reason for the terrible money waste. No wonder we have so much national debt.
Do not Industrialize Haines.
Most recent article on the road here.
Slowly but surely a vocal opposition is starting to rise up against the Constantine Mine in Haines Alaska. Just like Bristol Bay, people are realizing we have to much to lose with a mine that would be too dangerous to not fight.
A renowned filmmaker just passed through town and was heard saying that we have all the ingredients to fight a mine like this. A ancient native village, the only bald eagle preserve in the country, a healthy tourism industry, subsistence fishing, commercial fishing, and sport fishing. All of these could be destroyed by a mining accident.
Informative article about our rivers, “Mining Salmon don’t Mix”.
Filmmaker Toby McLeod is also interested in taking a look at the Constantine/Palmer proposed mine.
In the closed in waters of Southeast Alaska Cruise Ship pollution is multiplied greatly. The tourist industry is a great alternative to some of the more destructive industries in the southeast, if done correctly.
Article about the Cruise Line industries pollution record here.
British Columbia is finally figuring out the extreme cost of mining to the government, the people, and the environment.
Great article about the cost of mining from Prince George, BC found here.