Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Environmental movement

EDITOR:

Quite unbelievable that they just don’t give up … the environmental movement that is.

Just when things were beginning to settle out and a light at the end of the tunnel of legislation was discovered in the myriad of papers produced by “Do Gooders” protecting something that does not need protecting … WHAMMEEE … they got us again.

Yellow-legged frogs, yosemite toads, mercury in the rivers and protected wetlands all necessitate closing roads, trails and even the rivers we dredge on. Jeez, even the air we breathe is regulated.

Go a little bit into the convoluted system of “shutting us out” and you can see that “they” have access to all they wish to deny us. They get to hike the trails and drive the roads to investigate the damage supposedly caused by “the public.” They even have the ****s to attempt to acquire a grant to dredge Combie Reservoir in Nevada County to remove mercury, all the while keeping dredgers out even though dredgers are doing the same clean up of mercury in the rivers.

I hate to think it but there doesn’t seem to be any way for “us” to reclaim our county or our country. It will take a lot of people moving into uncomfortable spaces to get our voices heard. Good luck and may God Bless America and her Constitution.

LINDA COLOMBO
El Dorado

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  • Rodney StanhopeJune 14, 2013 - 1:26 pm

    God Bless You Linda! They will stop at nothing to lock us out of our forest, our rivers, and our recreation areas! For those of you that think this is just those dredge people and not your problem, think about this!!! Imagine someday down the road when you didn't get involved and you did think it was your issue. Sitting down at the kitchen table explaining to your grand kids - See this is a picture of grandma & grandpa we used to be able to go camping, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, 4 wheeling, dune buggy, dirt biking, snow mobiling, etc etc etc. and now you can explain why they wi never be able to do that because hey it wasn't your problem!!! The Angora Fire was the result of a forest that had not allowed any thinning in 60 years!

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  • Richard EJune 14, 2013 - 2:40 pm

    Green saviors quote in grass valley Union: "Dredging loses more mercury than it recovers" Quote in Saving the Sierra report: "Dredging will effectively remove mercury at Combie Reservoir" Green saviors quote in comments to Federal regulations.gov "cows are degrading habitat for frogs" Same comments "too much expense to remove non-native fish, the primary cause of endangerment along with fungal disease" Best plan is to shut out human activities. (except hikers) Its time to demand truth from these green saviors

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  • JackJune 14, 2013 - 7:31 pm

    You can thank the Sierra Club for much of this Linda!

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  • Martin SchumannJune 21, 2013 - 11:27 am

    Linda I lay awake at night trying to figure out what has become of our freedom, they say that it is so that our kids and grandchildren will be able to enjoy the great outdoors. What are they going to enjoy if it is all off limits to us it will be off limits to them. The EPA and the rest of the enviormanics seem to have immunity to the constitution; we have no say in what they present as scientific proof, even when we prove that they are wrong it makes no difference. We vote in our representatives to convey our wants, likes and dislikes to congress so that our wishes will be recognized, what happen? I will tell you what happen we gave the power to money mongering special interest groups with no oversight to the damage that they are placing on our great nation. No one to stop them from taking our lands and freedoms from us, that isn’t the way that our constitution is written, it is written to protect us not destroy us.

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  • BobJune 22, 2013 - 8:58 am

    Nice over simplification of the issues. Ho Hum.

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