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And for the record, to my knowledge, I know neither Rivraton, nor AUDregger. But nice try, Jacob. Your attempt to make it appear that everyone fighting your cause is ONE person, is textbook, even if poorly executed.
That said, do I have a financial interest in mining? I'm a miner and therefore, am guilty as charged and I am proud of it. That said, I am hardly within the "industry". The fact is, we have no local mining "industry", kind of like we have no local timber "industry" and no local agricultural "industry". Pat yourself on the back for that.
I have watched your ilk DESTROY livlihoods, DESTROY families and STEAL private property in the valley in which I was born, all in the name of spotted owls, fish and whatever other little creature or plant you decide is "endangered". I have watched people lose their jobs and ultimately their homes, forcing them to move away from the place where they had lived for generations. I know people who worked in the timber industry who were killed or injured by tree spikes. I have watched your ilk assist your like-minded pals in the varying federal agencies to actually prosecute people for the "crime" of trying to earn a living in the same way that their ancestors did or for protecting their property rights.
Am I anti-environmentalist? Absolutely.
I know the source of the environmental movement's funding and the intentions of your agenda, simply by studying the writings of your own leaders and the fact that I had quite a few childhood friends who went on to become environmentalists. And for a time, I was even a member of the Pacific Green Party in the days before it was taken over by the extreme wing of the environmental movement. Your cause is not grass roots, but corporate. Your cause is not about the environment. There is a war out there over the resources of this region and it is mostly bloodless. It is about control and the theft of private and public resources, especially the water, for the benefit of the corporate elite who wish to collect on debts which were incurred by this country in the past.
People are waking up to this fact and you're not going to win.
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