Monday, February 16, 2009

Stimulate mine clean up, but corps. should pay too

Workers responding to a recent toxic spill at a mine in Greenlee County AZ.

TUCSON -- With over 59,400 documented safety problems at over 9,900 polluted Arizona mines, new focus on clean up of toxic mining sites is needed and wise.

The US stimulus could help with this, but mining corporations should also pay their fair share, which they haven't and usually don't.

I appreciate the feds' attention to mine clean up, but the US Dept. of Interior and agencies such as BLM and the Forest Service should also stop letting big multinational mining corporations pollute America.

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