Viewpoint: Writer feels anti-mine letter was misleading
John Kocovsky’s letter in the Nov Star Journal “Writer dismisses pro-mining defense letter” is like most of his writings, “baloney.”
He continues to insist that the Bad River Band’s pollution has not been out of compliance for 12 quarters. They have been given until Jan. 31 to comply by the EPA. You may search the internet under Bad River Band pollution to get the facts.
The “Ironwood Daily Globe” [hardly a right wing publication] had an article recently about a former Tribal Council member stating that pollution should be an issue in the next Tribal election. He also mentions that their children haven’t been able to swim in Lake Superior beaches near the Bad River because of its pollution.
He then goes on to tell us that the mine would not be profitable. Why Mr. Kocovsky is concerned that the mine would be profitable is hard to understand.
The only thing he’s worried about in the past is that business would make too much profit. Let the mine decide if they would make a profit. If the mine doesn’t make a profit Mr. Kocovsky will get his wish for no operating mine. Of course, there would be no private sector jobs then.
It looks like a less stringent Mineworker safety bill will be passed. It is the best achievable. I hope no one is hurt by eco-terrorists at the mine. If someone is, Rep. Bewly, Sen. Jauch, and people like John Kocovsky will need to do some soul searching.
Charlie Gullan, Eagle River
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