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From page A5 | September 04, 2013 | 6 Comments

EDITOR:

Thousands of California miners are being subjected to cronyism to the fullest extreme. Sierra Club is now trying to influence the governor for appropriations for mining all the reservoirs and rivers that contain mercury by using tainted and nonexistent science. They are stating that they are working on a system that will remove mercury from the rivers along with the gold; they are asking for large chunks of taxpayer money to continue their work even though the state water board said that the rivers in the Sierra Nevadas are the least polluted rivers in the United States and that the fish after a multi-year study are well below the safe mercury content. Selenium is one of the main reasons because it naturalizes mercury and all the rivers have more than enough to keep our fish safe to eat.

If they are so determined to remove the mercury it would seem that they could share their technology with the mining community. No doubt the miners would welcome a change from not working to working and making a living from the natural resources that California has to offer, besides the miners wouldn’t charge the state taxpayers a dime to clean all the rivers and the reservoirs, unlike the Sierra Club and its constitutes that have to be paid millions of dollars for something that can be done free. That’s right free, not a taxpayer dollar.

MARTIN SCHUMANN
Placerville

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  • cookie65September 04, 2013 - 5:54 am

    The catastrophic fire potential that exists in the forests was created by groups like the sierra club. The most ignorant people on planet earth. They are like so many other quasi-government, taxpayer funded, leftist/progressive/socialist/communist, non-profit, money laundering, freedom robbing, racketeering, self serving, counter productive, fairies and pixie dust homes of enlightenment. The more destruction they cause the more money and power they get. The war on poverty applied to the forest. Making up rules as they go along that never apply to them.

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  • Smokey the bearSeptember 04, 2013 - 6:56 am

    Imagine that. The sierra club is responsible for something. All this time I thought it was those pesky pot growers.

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  • cookie65September 05, 2013 - 10:53 am

    The EPA sent SWAT to check for dirty water at an Alaska placer mine. http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20130903/gold-miners-near-chicken-cry-foul-over-heavy-handed-epa-raids

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  • MartinSeptember 05, 2013 - 2:26 pm

    That is eye-opening for the under informed left, America is under attack and they just pull the covers over their head instead of fighting what is happening. Can’t understand why they don’t see what is happening, when you have swat teams arresting and intimidating the public it makes you think that you are in Germany during the Hitler reign.

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  • Fran DuchampSeptember 05, 2013 - 6:05 pm

    sometimes photos can help describe what is going on better than words... Detroit's bankruptcy: 'This will not define us,' say some residents. We are following some of the same plans. http://tinyurl.com/lbfw8kd Remeber: Live, Work, and Play in Downtown Detroit...as it was going bankrupt.

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  • James E.September 05, 2013 - 6:26 pm

    Slow night tonight?

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