What is 190 million barrels of gunk worth? A single U.S. daily automobile
commute? What is a clean, natural, prime hunting and recreational area worth? Is
it worth dusty, noisy dirt roads? Spills, litter, lights with trucks and
equipment rumbling 24/7 for years? And those piles of tailings, are they going
to rest there peacefully for a thousand years? Why do we go to such trouble for
something this worthless?
Let's try it. But make sure it is done PROPERLY and SAFELY and without
bankrupting an already very tight water budget in the area.
One thing I don't understand - why are environmental groups ALLOWED to tie
things like this up in the courts? Do they own land that is potentially having
it's water polluted? Doubtful since the land is in the middle of Federal
land. So why do they have standing to sue? When individuals who
were clearly going to be hurt by Obamacare (by paying more in taxes, at the very
least) tried to sue, the courts told them they had no standing to sue. Why
don't courts tell environmental busy-bodies the same...